Child care expert fined over photographs of naked boys (17.9.92)

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The Independent, September 17th 1992
By CHRIS MOWBRAY

A LEADING expert in residential childcare was fined pounds 900 yesterday when he admitted importing and possessing illegal homosexual pornographic material.

Magistrates at Evesham, Worcestershire, heard that the material included copies of a recognised paedophile magazine and photographs of young boys under the age of 16 posing partly dressed or naked. Peter Righton, 66, of Badsey Road, Evesham, admitted two illegal importation charges and one charge of possessing obscene material. He was ordered to pay pounds 75 costs and the magistrates ordered that the magazines should be destroyed.

The chairman of the bench, Robert Rowland, told him: ‘We are aware that you are of previous good character, but we think these are serious matters and the penalty we impose must reflect that.’

Righton, a former consultant to the National Children’s Bureau whose patrons include the Secretary of State for Health, Virginia Bottomley…

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