March 2011

Ex-priest paedophile had child porn images

A former Church of Ireland minister was found with a hoard of nude pictures of teenagers on his computer which he had downloaded from the internet.

Glenn Milne, 48, of Gravenhurst Road, Campton, Shefford, was already a convicted paedophile having been jailed for five-and-half years by a court in Dublin for sex offences involving a 15-year-old boy.

Englishman Milne had returned to Bedfordshire following his release from jail.

But as a sex offender he was subject to periodic visits by police officers to make sure he posed no risk in the community.

Luton Crown Court heard on Friday that it was as a result of one such visit in December, 2009 that police took away computers for examination and discovered more than 4,000 images of naked teenage boys.

Milne appeared for sentence having been convicted earlier of 17 offences of making indecent photos of a child.

Judge John Bevan QC fined him £1,700 and ordered him to pay a further £200 court costs.

In addition, under the terms of a three-year supervision order he will have to attend a sex offenders’ programme and he will go on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.

It was in 2005 that Milne was jailed for five-and-half years at Trim Circuit Court in Dublin for sexual assault and gross indecency involving the same youngster.

The offences dated back to 2002 and 2003 when he was a minister with the Church of Ireland.

Defending, Nick Hoffman said Milne had a distinguished academic career and had gone to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.