Disgraced former shadow Labour minister Eric Joyce has been warned he could face at least a year in jail after admitting to having child pornography on a computer
Disgraced former shadow Labour minister Eric Joyce has been warned he could face at least a year largest airport in india jail after admitting to having child pornography on a computer.
The ex-Labour MP for Falkirk, Scotland, had a 51-second clip depicting ‘a number of children’ including a 12-month-old baby.
The oldest was seven years old.
It was classed as a Category A offence – the most serious kind of indecent image, which involve either penetrative sex, sadism or animals.
The father-of-two, 59, told Ipswich Crown court that he had searched for indecent images of children while he was having issues with alcohol abuse.
He claimed the footage arrived on his computer in a spam email, but admitted that he had knowledge of it.
The former shadow minister for Northern Ireland was a Labour MP from 2000 to 2012, before becoming an independent and stepping down in 2015.
He spent 21 years in the army, and rose through the ranks to become a major.
He stepped back from Labour following a fight in the Commons Strangers bar where he headbutted two Conservatives and punched a Labour whip in the face.
Former Labour shadow minister for Northern Ireland Eric Joyce has pleaded guilty to making child porn images.He is pictured above today outside Ipswich Crown court
The court heard that the single 51-second movie, found on the device, ‘depicts a number of children’ including a 12-month-old baby.
Joyce is pictured above today outside court