Child porn lecturer fined

A UNIVERSITY lecturer was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling pounds 3,350 after being convicted of child pornography computer offences.

William Kennedy, a stipendiary magistrate, ordered Dr Anthony Atkins, 36, to report to police to have his name put on the Sex Offenders Register.

After a four-day trial at Bristol magistrates' court the stipendiary magistrate found the former Bristol University lecturer guilty on 10 counts of possessing a pornographic image of a child.

He rejected the English literature specialist's defence that he was involved in research.

t The Church in Wales has suspended the Rev Jason Orpwood, vicar of Bistre in North Wales, amid allegations involving Internet pornography. North Wales Police confirmed an investigation was under way. Mr Orpwood has been moved out of the vicarage and is to receive full pay while suspended.

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