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British Councilman Simon Renwick Totally Didn’t Download 1,000 Gay Porn Pics To His Work Laptop

It’s one thing to be a politician use your work computer to send out shirtless photos of yourself to Craiglists cruisers. It’s another thing entirely to use the laptop paid for by your constituents’ tax dollars as a dumping ground for your gay porn collection. Simon Renwick didn’t know this.

Officially Renwick, a Tory councilman for Fylde Borough, insists somebody else downloaded the 1,000-plus pictures to his work laptop. See, he wasn’t smart enough to maintain strong password security on the computer, letting anyone just sneak all those pixxx on the hard drive. Conveniently enough, the images appeared just as his marriage was crumbling, Renwick says, and he thinks their appearance on the computer was part of a revenge attack.

When the scandal arose last year, Renwick faced a suspension and possibly five-year ban from serving as a councilor. In a hearing (that he didn’t attend) this week, Renwick was handed a six-month suspension for not properly protecting his computer, not for possessing the X-rated (but not illegal) images.

“Despite the pressure and the unbearable strain on my health over this, I have learnt lessons,” Renwick says in a statement. “I have become very acutely aware of password and computer security. A hard won lesson.” Tip: Don’t change your password to sex.