Indian-origin court clerk caught watching porn during trial

May 1st, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS  

London, May 1 (IANS) A 54-year-old Indian-origin court clerk in in Britain was caught watching porn by a judge during a rape trial. The man said he did so as the case was “boring”.

Debasish Majumder viewed the explicit material while a sex attack victim gave evidence at the Inner London Crown Court, the Daily Mail reported.

He will now be supervised for 18 months and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years. His computer usage will also be monitored.

Majumder, a resident of Haringey, north London, had been working for the court service for 27 years.

He confessed he routinely watches internet porn when he was bored.

“I only looked at porn because the case was boring and did so once or twice a week since December 2009,” he told police.

The man was spotted by Judge Nigel Seed and he subsequently reported the incident.

Detectives then found indecent images of children and extreme porn on his home computer.

The Kingston Crown Court heard the man made a series of porn searches on the internet during the rape trial in December 2010.

The court sentenced Majumder to seven months in prison, suspended for two years.

The prosecutor told the court how the judge noticed “cartoon-like” images on his clerk’s computer but was unable to ascertain whether they were sexual.

Later, he found him looking at a list of pornographic websites.

Majumder admitted to charges of misconduct in public office, possessing indecent pseudo images of children and possessing extreme pornography.

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