Former Vicar Jailed Over Child Pornography

A former vicar and an “evil” paedophile rights campaigner were jailed today after a massive “Aladdin’s Cave” of child porn was found in a country mansion.

{mosimage}The sickening library of magazines, videos, photographs and slides – nearly 50,000 images altogether – was stored in a secret vault behind a bathroom wall.

The collection, which took half a century to amass, was discovered after undercover police infiltrated the International Paedophile Child Emancipation Group and its subsidiary, Gentlemen With An Interesting Name. Both championed the legalisation of sex between adults and children.

Irishman Thomas O’Carroll, 61, a one-time teacher turned journalist, helped run them from his end-of-terrace home in Shildon, Co Durham, within half a mile of four schools.

According to police he saw them as a base for an “international secret society” of “academic” child abusers to further his twisted aims.

The self-confessed paedophile, who was jailed for two and a half years at London’s Middlesex Crown Court, was arrested earlier this year during a series of raids involving 100 officers.

Also detained was millionaire Michael Studdert, 67, a former Anglican minister and school chaplain from Surrey. He was sentenced to four years.