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Complainant Name:
Mr Gavin Seagers of computer company PC Boffin

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: News Shopper (Gravesend)

Mr Gavin Seagers of computer company PC Boffin, Kent, complained that an article had inaccurately suggested that he actively sought out work with children when, in fact, the only time he had agreed to meet a parent to discuss tutoring a child was following an approach from another newspaper, the intention of which was to entrap him. The complainant also said that, contrary to the claim in the article, he had never fantasised online about abducting and torturing children. He finally pointed out that he was not considered a significant enough risk to children in order to justify proceeding with a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper arranged for its records to be amended detailing the facts which the complainant had disputed within the article.

Report: 72

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