Thursday, 19 February 2015

Peterborough Labour Party official jailed for child sex offences

A Labour Party official in Peterborough has been jailed for breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and a Community Order.

Convicted paedophile, Andrew Palmer, is an election agent for Peterborough Labour Party. He was banned from having any unsupervised contact with children and from carrying out certain activities on the internet. He has twice breached the orders - one breach was related to some deleted WhatsApp messages on his phone which are presumed to be of children and the other was for having unsupervised contact with a child - and has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Palmer has 7 previous convictions for 13 offences starting in 1979 with a conviction for indecent assault. The police have given him the highest risk rating and the judge described him as "a real danger to the public".

The Labour Party refused to tell the Peterborough Telegraph whether they knew about Palmer's convictions but confirmed that they will be excluding him from the party.