Child porn importer sentenced

PERVERT Arthur Turner has been registered as a sex offender for illegally importing child porn videos into the country.Bespectacled Turner, 54, of Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, admitted illegally importing obscene material between November 1994 and October 2002.

PERVERT Arthur Turner has been registered as a sex offender for illegally importing child porn videos into the country.

Bespectacled Turner, 54, of Birkfield Drive, Ipswich, admitted illegally importing obscene material between November 1994 and October 2002.

After reading pre-sentence reports chairwoman Arlene Gillen, at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court sentenced Turner to a three year community rehabilitation order designed to address his sexual offending.

She also ordered his name to remain on the sex offenders' register for the next five years.


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The case began when customs officers found two videos imported by post from Germany which showed indecent images.

Officers applied for a warrant and searched his house where they found another 40 videos.

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After the sentencing a spokesman for customs and excise said: " Part of customs role is to protect society from the illegal trade in child pornography.

"We always work closely with other agencies like the police when we suspect smuggling of any material of this kind.

"People may think that by using the postal system they can evade our controls. I hope this prosecution sends a message to those thinking of smuggling anything through the post, that they are running a high risk."

Turner dressed smartly in dark clothing and hung his head during the short sentencing yesterday.

He declined to comment after the case.

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