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Complainant Name:
Mr Mark Gunter

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Guernsey Press & Star


Mr Mark Gunter complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) about an inaccurate reference to his previous conviction for possession of indecent images.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction:

Further to our 17 and 18 February coverage of the Court of Appeal decision to reduce the sentences of paedophiles Paul Towers and James Wicks, following an earlier successful appeal by Mark Gunter, we would like to clarify the following. Mr Gunter's sentence, which was for possession and not the making of indecent images (as was that of Mr Towers and Mr Wicks) was reduced on appeal after it was found by the court that Level 5 images (sadism or bestiality) should have been treated as Level 1 images (depicting erotic posing with no sexual activity). In these circumstances it would be wrong to suggest Mr Gunter's offences were at the top end of the scale.

Date Published: 03/05/2012

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