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Former policeman admits accessing child porn

A former police constable yesterday admitted accessing scores of child pornography pictures and videos.

Paul Boorman, 44, of Spring Hill, Warwick, appeared at Supreme Court charged with 14 counts of knowingly accessing child pornography between November 9, 2008 and October 14, 2009.

Boorman was a probationary officer with Bermuda Police Service when he was arrested for the offences and was subsequently dismissed from the service, before being charged in court in December 2009.

Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to all 14 charges, involving a total of 88 pictures and 51 videos of children engaged in explicit sexual activity.

One picture, accessed on a date unknown between February 10 and 13, 2009, depicted a female child engaging in explicit sexual activity with an adult male.

Boorman’s lawyer Elizabeth Christopher requested social inquiry and psychological reports prior to sentencing.

Puisne Judge Carlise Greaves ordered the reports and extended the defendant’s $15,000 bail with one surety. He set the matter for mention at the next arraignments session on May 1.

Bermuda Police Service announced in November 2009 that it had established a task force to conduct investigations into child internet pornography offences.

A press release issued the following month said several suspects had been identified, including Boorman.

Former probationary police constable Paul Boorman (left), who yesterday admitted 14 counts of accessing child pornography.(Photo by Akil Simmons) April 16,2012

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Published April 17, 2012 at 9:50 am (Updated April 17, 2012 at 9:50 am)

Former policeman admits accessing child porn

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