6 , 2014
Highbridge councillor given community order for sex offences
former Highbridge councillor who admitted taking indecent images
of two boys and sexually assaulting one of them has been given
a community order.
Leach, 27, committed most of the offences while the boys, aged
16 and 17 at the time, were asleep in his flat.
crimes came to light when another boy looked at his computer.
judge at Taunton Crown Court said during a hearing on Wednesday
morning (August 6th) that there was a level of grooming behaviour
but no purpose would be served by an immediate custodial sentence.
sentence includes being supervised for three years, allowing police
access to his camera for five years and signing the sex offenders
court was told the offences happened between April 2011 and August
former Lib Dem town and district councillor resigned in December
2012, saying that a career change was the reason.