Town coun­cil­lor con­victed over in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren

Green­wood on Sex Of­fend­ers’ Reg­is­ter

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

AN EARL Shilton town coun­cil­lor has been con­victed of mak­ing in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren af­ter be­ing found guilty by a jury.

Alan Green­wood, aged 74, a long-stand­ing mem­ber of the coun­cil, de­nied two counts of mak­ing in­de­cent im­ages of chil­dren and a count of in­ten­tion to en­cour­age the com­mis­sion of an of­fence.

He re­ceived a nine month cus­to­dial sen­tence sus­pended for two years for en­cour­ag­ing the com­mis­sion of an of­fence and nine months each, con­cur­rent, on the in­de­cent im­ages charges.

He was also placed on the Sex Of­fend­ers’ Reg­is­ter for a pe­riod of ten years.

Green­wood, of Kerry Close, Bar­well, was con­victed by a jury fol­low­ing a three day trial at Leicester Crown Court.

He has been in­formed by the clerk of the coun­cil that, sub­ject to any ap­peal, he will be stripped of his of­fice on Earl Shilton Town Coun­cil.

A state­ment re­leased by Mark Jack­son, clerk to the coun­cil, said: “Earl Shilton Town Coun­cil were in­formed this morn­ing (De­cem­ber 21) that Town Coun­cil­lor Alan Dou­glas Green­wood, the elected mem­ber for Church Ward, Earl Shilton, has been found guilty of se­ri­ous crim­i­nal charges af­ter a three day trial at Leicester Crown Court.

“The sen­tence is be­lieved to in­clude the fol­low­ing; sen­tenced to nine months im­pris­on­ment, sus­pended for two years. placed on the sex of­fend­ers reg­is­ter for 10 years, all phones seized, to pay pros­e­cu­tion costs of £1,000, to pay a vic­tim sur­charge of £140.

“The town coun­cil will today de­liver a let­ter to Coun­cil­lor Green­wood in­form­ing him that, sub­ject to any ap­peal process, he is dis­qual­i­fied from of­fice.”

Coun­cil­lors can be stripped of their of­fice for breach­ing the code of con­duct by be­ing con­victed of an of­fence and be­ing sen­tenced to not less than three months im­pris­on­ment, whether sus­pended or not.

The dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion be­gins fol­low­ing the ex­pi­ra­tion of the pe­riod al­lowed to make an ap­peal or when an ap­peal is aban­doned or dis­missed.

The state­ment from Earl Shilton Town Coun­cil added: “The Town Coun­cil are at this stage not aware of any ap­peal process that Coun­cil­lor Green­wood may be con­sid­er­ing.”

Green­wood came un­der fire two years ago when Hinck­ley and Bos­worth Bor­ough Coun­cil rec­om­mended his re­moval from po­si­tions of re­spon­si­bil­ity.

The rec­om­men­da­tion came af­ter Green­wood’s fail­ure to co-op­er­ate with an in­ves­ti­ga­tion fol­low­ing a com­plaint that was made against him.

He de­nied he had been con­tacted and ap­pealed the de­ci­sion of the coun­cil.

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