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'eBay' Child Porn Smuggler Jailed

Date: July 26, 2008

A child porn smuggler who used eBay to find paedophile customers has been sentenced to five years in prison and two on licence.

Pervert contacted like-minded types through internet site eBay

Churchgoer Giles Forbes, 42, spent months using so-called "low level material" to contact perverts interested in under-aged abuse.

Dozens responded to his adverts, only to be offered much more explicit images from a collection of stills, DVDs and videos so vast it nearly filled his home in North Kensington, west London.

The collection featured children as young as seven being abused by adults, London's Blackfriars Crown Court heard.

Forbes admitted three counts of distributing child pornography and one of "possession for show" between October 15 2005 and March 2006.

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