Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Probation Chief Vincent Barron Sentenced To Prison For Distributing Child Pornography, While Setting Up Database Of Sex Offenders


A Probation Service expert who distributed child pornography while setting up a £10m Home Office database of sex offenders was sentenced to 14 months in prison yesterday.

Vincent Barron, 49, sent ten pornographic images of children, aged between five and 12, to a Scotsman he met in an internet chatroom.

Barron, of Kirk Rise, Frosterley, County Durham, pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

Twice-married Barron pleaded guilty in December to distributing indecent pictures of children between May and August 2005.

He was then earning £45,000 a year as an assistant chief probation officer seconded to the Home Office to establish the Violent and Sex Offender Register.

During a police interview, Barron admitted he used internet chatrooms to exchange child pornography.

When asked if he had any knowledge of the matter under investigation, he replied: “I have, through chatrooms, exchanged photographs of a sexual and pornographic nature and some of these images will have included children under the age of 13.”

The court heard that a psychiatric report placed Barron at a high risk of re-offending, because internet offending could be a powerful addiction.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

just to say that vincent barron is actually still living at kirk rise every weekend and is not in prison where he should be

Mon Jun 18, 09:28:00 pm GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just a quick message to say he is vile and should be given the death sentence and he has done more than what is bein let on i know the truth and no he is not in prison....yet!! ill have the last laugh

Sat Jan 26, 01:56:00 pm GMT  

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