Porn trial has ended star's roles

PUBLISHED: 14:25 29 March 2007 | UPDATED: 13:54 04 May 2010

Duncan Breeze

Duncan Breeze

PANTOMIME star Duncan Breeze sobbed in the witness box as he told a jury how his stage roles had ended following publicity of his child pornography charges case. Breeze, 32, of Main Street, Pymoor said he had played Prince Charming in Cinderella at theatr

PANTOMIME star Duncan Breeze sobbed in the witness box as he told a jury how his stage roles had ended following publicity of his child pornography charges case.

Breeze, 32, of Main Street, Pymoor said he had played Prince Charming in Cinderella at theatres all over the country and starred as the Prince in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

But since his arrest for allegedly downloading child pornography, he has not worked in pantomime, he told Luton Crown Court.

He told the jury, however, that his company, Sweet Music Productions, still had bookings for this year.

"We have a strong core of theatres that are completely supportive of us and have confirmed shows for 2007," he said.

Judge Geoffrey Breen gave the singer a 10-minute break to compose himself before restarting the case.

Breeze was arrested after child pornography was allegedly found on computers at his former home in Bedfordshire and at his parents' home in Weston Super Mare. In all, the police found 4,270 pictures of children, 84 of which were alleged to be at the worst level of depravity.

It is alleged that Breeze, who denies 20 charges of making indecent images of children and one offence of possessing indecent images of children, acquired the pictures between 2001 and 2004.

Prosecutor Adrian Amer said police seized four computers from the homes of Breeze and his parents after they had been alerted by the Croatian law enforcement agencies who were investigating people suspected of sharing indecent material of children over the Internet.

Breeze gave police a statement in which he denied responsibility for the pictures, saying they belonged to a former employee. But despite inquiries that person has not been traced.

Breeze said computers at his family's address were used by administrative staff for three companies - Sweet Music Productions and his parents' businesses A1 Gardening and JK Flats. He said between 2001 and 2004 there had been four to six people employed at the address.

Breeze told the court: "I would term myself as someone who used computers in terms of jobs for the company - for accessing theatres or to find bookings. We used the computers for business purposes."

He denied ever accessing a newsgroup or shared photo site.

The trial continues.

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