Charity founder sentenced for sexual offences


William Clark,45, from Salisbury, was today at Salisbury Crown Court sentenced to 28 months' imprisonment after pleading guilty to seven offences of making indecent photographs and movies of a child, one offence of possessing 936 indecent images and movies of children and one offence of possessing 10 prohibited images of children.

He had also pleaded guilty to four offences of voyeurism and supplying false information to a charity.

Following the sentence, Simon Jones, Senior Crown Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "As a convicted sex offender, William Clark knew of the obvious concerns about him working with children but this did not stop him establishing and running a charity whose focus was to help people within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, which included a section of young people. In doing so, he deliberately omitted to disclose his previous child sexual offence convictions.

"Whilst running the charity he downloaded and possessed a large quantity of indecent images of children.

"He also committed offences of voyeurism, which included covertly filming innocent members of the public in extreme circumstances of privacy.

"We hope that with this conviction, the young adult victims in this case will now be able to move on with their lives."