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Law lecturer facing porn charges

PUBLISHED: 10:32 06 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:33 03 July 2010

A CRIMINAL law lecturer from Lowestoft is due in court later this month to face 17 charges relating to child pornography.

Julian Myerscough, of Alexandra Road, is a respected law tutor and worked at the Norwich Law School of the University of East Anglia when police began their investigation.

A CRIMINAL law lecturer from Lowestoft is due in court later this month to face 17 charges relating to child pornography.

Julian Myerscough, of Alexandra Road, is a respected law tutor and worked at the Norwich Law School of the University of East Anglia when police began their investigation.

Suffolk Constabulary has confirmed charges have been brought against the 47-year-old after an investigation lasting nearly five months.

Myerscough is accused of 16 counts of making indecent images of children. He is also charged with one count of possession of indecent images of children.

But he said yesterday that he would “rigorously” defend himself when the case comes to court.

He said: “I will defend myself rigorously with a creditable non-technical defence.”

Myerscough, who is also a writer and a record producer for Edwardian music hall and dance bands, was arrested on June 17. He was charged on Tuesday this week.

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said: “We can confirm that Julian Myerscough was charged in relation to indecent images of children after an investigation by Suffolk police.”

The UEA issued a short statement acknowledging the inquiry but did not say whether Myerscough was still working at the university.

Annie Ogden, a spokeswoman for the University of East Anglia, said: “As with any criminal investigation, we are giving the police our full co-operation. It would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time.”

In addition to criminal law Myerscough also specialises in privacy and human rights legislation.

The first hearing of his case has been scheduled to go before Ipswich magistrates.

Myerscough, who has been a contributor to BBC Radio 4, is due to appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court on November 17.

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