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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 March 2006, 15:25 GMT
Ex-warder guilty of porn charges
A prison warder and former soldier has been convicted of downloading and saving two indecent images of children.

Craigavon Crown Court found Vincent Ditchfield, 46, from Clarehill Court in Lisburn guilty on two counts of making indecent photos in April 2000.

Ditchfield, who was acquitted on five similar charges, was investigated as part of the UK-wide Operation Ore into internet child pornography.

He was released on bail and will be sentenced at a later date.

Ditchfield, who had been a prison warder at the Maze jail in County Antrim for 14 years before he was suspended from duty, was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register.

Over the course of the two day trial, the jury heard that officers searched his home in September 2002 seizing two computers and 40 floppy discs on which the indecent images were found.


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