Graham Ovenden Guilty !

Graham Ovenden at Truro crown court. He is on trial for indecency with a child and indecent assault

So is his ‘art’ now considered child pornography and what of those who collected it ?

An internationally renowned artist has been convicted of sex offences against children.

A jury at Truro crown court found Graham Ovenden, 70, guilty of four charges of indecency with a child.

On the direction of Judge Graham Cottle, the jury cleared the pensioner, a former pupil under Sir Peter Blake and who has had work exhibited in galleries across the globe, of three charges of indecent assault.

The judge told the jury of seven men and five women that he would accept majority verdicts, of which at least 10 of them were agreed, on the remaining five charges – three of indecent assault and two of indecency with a child.

Ovenden, who was not present in court having been taken ill, denied all the charges relating to four children – now all adults – between 1972 and 1985.

The incidents, involving young girls, are said to have taken place at Ovenden’s former and current addresses, in London and Cornwall, respectively.

The Guardian



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16 responses to “Graham Ovenden Guilty !

  1. john carey

    notice, `having been taken ill` – we he get jail time – or Priory?

  2. Enna

    Good point Gojam, I cannot understand how anyone would want to buy his ‘art’ in the first place, and it is beyond me that anyone could even consider it art. I would like to see those strange people who bought from him looked at very closely indeed.

  3. Principle3500

    Bloody Disgusting the Sick Perverted Rubbish

  4. Anyone know who is in possession of his latest works, personally i think they should be destroyed.

  5. I followed a link from another blog and out of curiosity googled images. I’m astounded that anyone could not see these pictures for what they are. The only problem being how can you enforce a law against paintings? Although these were used to convict him, I can see the sense in that as he got these children to pose.

  6. Twinkle

    Some very disturbing pictures on google images by Graham Ovenden. . . .

  7. steve smitj

    Dear God how was he able to get away with these blatant paedophile images for so long?

  8. alanbstardmp

    stand by for the Arts lobby to go insane

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