Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

PUBLISHED: 15:39 14 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:24 26 October 2009

Peter O'Brien

Peter O'Brien

PAEDOPHILE Peter O Brien stared straight ahead, red-faced as he repeated guilty, guilty, guilty. Wearing a black suit and Tory-blue tie, he answered guilty to each of the 13 charges put to him. He admitted 11 counts of making indecent images

PAEDOPHILE Peter O'Brien stared straight ahead, red-faced as he repeated "guilty, guilty, guilty."

Wearing a black suit and Tory-blue tie, he answered guilty to each of the 13 charges put to him.

He admitted 11 counts of making indecent images of children and two of possession, relating to 6,590 photos and videos.

The 46-year-old was forced to stand down as councillor for Welham Green on Welwyn Hatfield Council.

He also left Hatfield Town Council and was sacked as political agent for the Welwyn Hatfield Conservative Association, following his arrest in October.

A by-election, costing £4,000, took place in January, conservative candidate Doug Berry was elected.

But the party's majority was slashed from over 500 to just 56. However, that majority was extended to more than 240 in the May 1 polls.


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