Child porn councillor is jailed

A former council leader in Kingston upon Thames who admitted "appalling" child pornography offences has been jailed for two years.

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Judge deals with council leader for downloading thousands of images

The judge said he recognised in Derek Osbourne's favour that he had reached the age of nearly 60 without being convicted of any offence. But he he said he had to deal with him for downloading 2,844 still images, and 293 videos, of children.

All these children were subjected to abuse of one kind or another, some of it truly appalling. It's stomach turning.

– Judge Alistair McCreath

He added some of the children were as young as three.

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