former school teacher and 'magician'
guilty of child porn charges
NOW PERFORMING UNDER A NEW NAME
SAYS THE DAILY MIRROR
Thursday 24th May 2012
Magician Robert Cox, and public speaker Robert Cox, [who post conviction now trades as ROB COX http://www.robcoxmagic.com/ was caught with 18,000 child sex abuse photos, images and movies when police examined his computer. Cox, 64, had previously resigned from the Magic Circle because he did not want to give it a "bad press", St Albans Crown Court heard yesterday.
But his wife Mandy Davis, who claims on her Linked-in internet portal to have a current CRB certification, continues to work as a childrens magician, and entertainer, and remains a Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, and continues to offer childrens shows.
Both Mandy Davis and her husband the convicted Robert Cox aka Robin Winter are close associates of Lord Greville Janner, who routinely flouts his membership of the London based Magic Circle
Meanwhile Robin Miric, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said when Cox was arrested at his home in Borehamwood on 8 February last year he gave the police a "full account" and admitted sharing some of the images with friends. The network site used to distribute the child pornography has now been closed, said Mr Miric.
Cox, a former school teacher, of Cobb Close, Borehamwood pleaded guilty at St Albans Crown Court to five charges of distributing indecent images of children, ten charges of making indecent images and two of possessing indecent images. He had no previous convictions. Most of the images were at Level 1, the lowest of five levels. There were some at Level 2, 3, and 4.
Defence barrister Chloe Belton said: "He left the Magic Circle before the case came to court. He did not want to give the organisation bad press, and he is not going to renew his membership."
As well as he magic work, she said Cox was employed as a public speaker, on occasions being asked to carry out toasts at weddings. She handed the judge a series of references for Cox, including one from his wife Mandy Davis, who remains a Member of the Inner Magic Circle, and edits a magazine entitled Secrets.
Judge Martin Griffith told Cox: "You were found with 18,000 images which you looked at and passed on to friends. This causes the court a great deal of concern." The judge passed a 3 year Community Order, with a condition that he attends an Internet Sex Offender Treatment Programme.
He said a short prison sentence would not have allowed enough time for him to receive treatment to stop him offending again. He will be supervised for 3 years, must pay £500 prosecution costs within 28 days and sign the Sex Offender Register for 5 years.
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