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Artish Graham Ovenden jailed after previous sentence was deemed unduly lenient

Internationally-renowned artist Graham Ovenden has been jailed after his suspended sentence for child sex offences was found by the Court of Appeal to be "unduly lenient".Ovenden, 70, of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, has had his sentence increased to two years and three months in custody.  Grahem was convicted at Truro Crown Court of six counts of indecency and two of indecent assault.He had been accused of abusing children, as young as six, who posed for his paintings in the 1970s and '80s at his studio in Cornwall and former home in Hounslow, west London.

Lord Thomas, who said Ovenden had not shown a "shred of remorse" for his victims, ruled the sentence passed at Plymouth Crown Court should not have been suspended and imposed the prison term.

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Wed 9th Oct 2013