Former Labour MP pleads guilty to child sex offence

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Eric Joyce Sex Offender. Pic: Twitter

Former Labour MP Eric Joyce, (59),  has pleaded guilty to making an indecent photograph of a child.

Joyce, who was the MP for Falkirk between 2000 and 2012, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today.

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He left the Labour party back in 2012, when he became an independent.

In November of 2018 Joyce was arrested and charged that he had made an indecent photograph of a child, which was classified as a Category A image, (the worst kind), and it was allegedly a movie file.

The movie (51 seconds long), was described by Judge Emma Peters as containing a number of children.

One of the children appears to be around a year old, the judge said Joyce: “says he accesses it via an email which he says was a spam email”, adding: “At the time he was drinking heavily and he has now undergone work with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and a psychotherapist.”

The former Labour MP was in court in person, and was granted bail, with a request for reports to be made.

Sentencing will be on August 7, and Joyce will be placed on the sex offenders register.

Joyce said: “I will make no comment from now until all legal processes are at a close… at that point, I will make a full statement.”




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