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Former Essex councillor denies resignation was linked to gay ‘porn’ discovered on council laptop

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  1. If, as the councillor claims he had only used the work laptop to back up his personal pictures then I don’t see why there is a problem.

    Had he been using the work one to download images then there could be an issue.

    But the problem here is also that the pictures were never in the public domain and had the laptop not gone to the IT department for repairs then the council would have been none the wiser.

    He should have made sure that all images were removed before handing it over but to publish these details now would have a detrimental effect on him and whatever he may try to do in the future.

    1. Patrick Lee-Hargreaves 5 Apr 2013, 1:09pm

      The article quotes John Mitchell “including videos featuring explicit sex acts”. If this is not the case, as Mr Wilcock claims, then legal action ought to follow. Mr Mitchell, the CEO for Uttlesford, is careful to mention mention that this was gay pornography, rather than simply pornography. Why the distinction? Does the council make such a distinction?

      1. Robert in S. Kensington 5 Apr 2013, 2:13pm

        Its done to foment homophobia. A similar analogy can be compared to hetero adulterers and rapists. Their sexual orientation is never mentioned albeit apparent and doesn’t generate heterophobia or denigrate the orientation let alone sensationalise it to the extent that a gay scenario would.

  2. Jim Edwards 8 Apr 2013, 10:53am

    Regarding the story at the end about the Catholic priest who displayed gay porn to a roomfull of parents in 2012…

    ‘The investigation into the incident was hindered by the theft of his laptop.’ How very convernient for the Catholic Church – and how typical!

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