(2008) New Labour Cllr. Jonathan Phillips -PAEDOPHILE

A disgraced former Walsall councillor who left a computer memory stick containing child porn behind after a town hall meeting was today fined £443. Jonathan Phillips was placed on the sex offenders register for two years. The discovery was made after a council worker found the equipment belonging to Phillips in a meeting room at the Lichfield Street site. After loading the stick into the computer, they discovered the indecent images and was able to link the computer to Phillips. At Walsall Magistrates Court today the 53-year-old admitted two offences of making an indecent photo or pseudo-photo of a child. Phillips, of Eastbourne Street, Walsall, resigned from his position as a Labour councillor for the Birchills and Leamore ward after he was arrested by police last October. He was suspended from his work at Wolverhampton City Council. Miss Siobhan Wilkins, prosecuting, said Phillips received texts on his mobile phone but had accessed them by downloading from a website which he then copied onto a USB stick. This stick was found in September last year.

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