Monday, April 30, 2012

Britain: A South Asian court clerk who was caught watching porn by a judge during a rape trial has been spared jail

Debasish Majumder, 54, sat casually viewing explicit online material while a sex attack victim gave evidence at Inner London Crown Court. Majumder, who had been working for the courts service for 27 years, confessed to routinely watching Internet porn when he was bored. He was spotted by Judge Nigel Seed QC, viewing the footage, and subsequently reported the incident. Detectives then found indecent pseudo images of children and extreme porn on his home computer. Kingston Crown Court heard the married father-of-one made a series of porn searches during the rape trial in early December 2010. Majumder was sentenced to seven months in prison which was suspended for two years. Majumder admitted a single count of misconduct in public office, seven counts of possessing indecent pseudo images of children and an additional count of possessing extreme pornography. He will now be supervised for 18 months and must sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years. His computer usage will also be monitored and he will be subject to a sex offender’s prevention order for five years.

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