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Elected official caught producing nude images of children

By Mason White 9:50 AM July 7, 2015
Simon Carter 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) An elected official has been arrested on a charge of making indecent images of children after being caught producing child pornography, police in the United Kingdom said.

Labour councillor Simon Carter of Tottington, was brought before the Manchester and Salford Magistrate’s Court on Saturday, where he was charged with 16 counts of making indecent images of children.

Carter, 53, was elected to the Bury Council several years ago, and he is up for reelection next year.

A Labour spokesperson said that Carter was suspended from the Labour Party pending the outcome of the police investigation.

In April, an elderly human rights activist was arrested on charges of child pornography after being caught in possession of child pornography images, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorized the prosecution of Vladimir Bukovsky, 72, for five charges of making indecent images of children, five charges of possession of indecent images of children and one charge of possession of a prohibited image.