Councillor ‘had extreme pornographic images’ on laptop, court told

A councillor had extreme pornographic images in a file on his computer desktop in his name, a court heard.

Steven Bayes appeared before Hull Crown Court today charged with two counts of making indecent photographs of children and one of possessing extreme pornographic images.

The court heard that police raided his house in Hull in August 2016 and took away a Hewlett Packard laptop computer.

It was examined and found to contain illegal material much of which came from an IOS back-up to the laptop from an iPad.

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Senior Yorkshire councillor admits posting porn on Twitter

A senior councillor has admitted posting pornographic images on his Twitter account – which had the handle @Satan666Lord. Coun Steve Bayes, whose Twitter account name was Lord of Darkness, told Hull Crown Court that he kept the images in a desktop folder Steven Pictures/Despicable that he would post onto Twitter.

“It was primarily porn, but not exclusively and I wasn’t the only person who posted onto it,” he added. Mr Bayes, 56, said it “wasn’t violent porn particularly.” Asked by the Judge Recorder Woolfall to explain, he said: “There would be images maybe of somebody tying, imaginative rope tying around a torso that would come out in the shape of a pentagram.”

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    Dec 2009 – A Labour councillor who was arrested in a Belfast hotel room in 2007 with his 17-year-old boyfriend has failed in a bid to bring a legal challenge against police. Hull City councillor Steven Bayes, 47, was found with his boyfriend Dale Martin, who was 17 when he was arrested. At the time, the legal age of consent for gay sex in Northern Ireland was 18. This has now been lowered to 16, in line with the rest of the UK.


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