Altrincham Tory councillor Matthew Sephton aged 41 and from the Altrincham area who was arrested as part of an investigation by the NCA on December 1st last year has now been charged.

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Sephton who also worked as a teacher at a school in Stockport was charged on June 14 with making and distributing indecent images of children x4 , 1 possession of prohibited images and 1 possession of extreme pornography.

The first date of his hearing will be July 12 at Manchester Magistrates Court.

We have been told by several Tory colleagues that Sephton is innocent of all charges, and the case will be dropped due to the lack of evidence.

An opposition councillor simply said “Let’s wait and see what happens” which we agreed with.

Sephton has also claimed thousands of pounds of councillor expenses whilst the investigation was underway, and did not show up to any meetings when some of them he could have done so, the question remains that if he is guilty as charged, would he need to be paying this money back!