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Yorkshire: Man admits to breaching sexual offences prevention order after searching for gay porn and Tom Daley images

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  1. Gay US Attorney 5 Mar 2013, 3:20pm

    Violation of California Unrah Civil Rights Act which reads “”All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or sexual orientation are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever.”

    Fire up the law suit. Laws exist to protect people and their violations have consequences.

    1. Last time I checked, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, wasn’t in California.

      1. PantoHorse 5 Mar 2013, 3:32pm

        Think he meant to post this in the story about the mall ;)

        1. Ahh right! I take back my snark!

  2. Isn’t a bit counter-productive to publish the address of this offender in Pink News?

    1. That what locals rags do to imtimidate people pink news is no better

  3. Wow not allowed to delete any photos from your computer/camera? don’t like that photo you just took on your camera? to bad you have to keep it, you forgot the flash? o well keep all those blank images!

    I don’t see the issue they can just get a warrant and search his devices for those recently deleted images it will still be in the cache.

    1. The problem is that the police and the court system know eff-all about computer technology. It’s a problem I frequently see as I work for an ISP. The police or a government department get a court order asking us to produce or obtain some sort of data on a customer. And if we try to explain that what they’ve requested would take years, or cost more money than we have, or violate the known laws of physics, they’re just not interested.

      1. the police service have a forensic lab where they can recover deleted data, there will be a cache of things they have visited recently and its still there until its been overwritten even if you can’t see it. They have “borrowed” software from the FBI to do it in the past – the double standards of that is a different debate though.

  4. Is this really the best use of time for the police? Stopping people watching porn?

    1. barriejohn 5 Mar 2013, 6:12pm

      He had been found guilty of possession of indecent images, so was not allowed to delete images from any technology that he owned, that’s all. The headline is gives the wrong impression!.

      1. I understand and I don’t know the whole story, what kind of indecent images he owned. From what I know, it just seems extreme that we should stop people from browsing for porn if they’re not harming anyone. The attempt to delete the images is secondary to my point, as he was deleting because his internet use is being monitored, which is what I’m saying that I find (from my limited knowledge of the case) excessive.

        1. barriejohn 5 Mar 2013, 8:28pm

          James Weeks, prosecuting, said Emmett had served time in prison for possessing indecent images.
          As a result of that an order was made which banned him from deleting images from any technology he owned.

          http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/local/man-searched-for-images-of-tom-daley-1-5448038

          That is what the original report says. As far as I can see, he was not prohibited from browsing the web for (legal) porn if he wished.

  5. Is it a criminal offense to search for gay porn and pictures of Tom Daley now? Or is there something I’m missing here?

    I thought internet pornography was legal in this country. I am now confused…

    1. He didn’t breach the order by looking at the pictures, but by deleting them from his phone and not declaring his laptop.

  6. barriejohn 5 Mar 2013, 6:08pm

    Your headline is totally misleading. He breached the order by deleting material and non-declaration of ownership of a device, not by accessing online porn and images of Tom Daley as you imply!

    1. Why was Tom Daley even mentioned? Would mention of Tom Daley’s name somehow add to the case against him of deleting material?

      1. barriejohn 5 Mar 2013, 7:08pm

        Playing to the gallery, if you ask me!

  7. Suddenly Last Bummer 5 Mar 2013, 8:39pm

    Daley is probably on Grindr, tbh don’t really see the fuss with Daley, his diving mate is far hotter.

    http://a2.img.mobypicture.com/768ea12e6e2e293cad43a3e45c6ccd4e_view.jpg

  8. Why was Tom Daley mentioned in this story?

    Any photos of him would already be in the public domain and therefore not porn.

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