Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Newspaper Barred From Posting Sex Offender's Photo Newspaper Barred From Posting Sex Offender's Photo.

A judge in the North has barred a newspaper from publishing photographs of a convicted sex offender.
He said publication would have disrupted his private life and he had a right to privacy.

Mr Justice Stephens ruled the Sunday Life newspaper cannot publish photographs of convicted sex offender Kenneth Callaghan, aged 40. During a pre-release scheme, Callaghan brought the action against the newspaper group after he discovered it intended to publish photographs of him.

The judge said there was no evidence a photo would lead to a real and immediate risk to his life, but the paper's articles had been hostile and lacked balance and a photo would disrupt his home, his private life and his family.