Sex offences former Tory councillor given curfew

A FORMER top Tory Suffolk councillor today admitted breaching the court order he was given after being convicted of child-related sex offences.

Benjamin Redsell, of Lakeside Road, Ipswich, but formerly of Melton near Woodbridge, was given a month-long curfew order after pleading guilty to failing to attend two appointments with the probation service.

The 31-year-old appeared before Ipswich Crown Court to admit breaching a three-year community supervision order he was given in August 2008 at Norwich Crown Court.

He had previously admitted sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman at her home in August 2007 while he was heavily drunk.

Redsell also pleaded guilty to seven counts of making indecent pictures of children and three counts of possessing indecent pictures of children.

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Redsell had been a prominent figure on Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Woodbridge Town Council, before his conviction.

He resigned from those authorities when he pleaded guilty to the charges against him on July 31, 2008.

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Redsell’s curfew will run from 7pm to 7am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, for a month.

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