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A convicted paedophile who spent nine years in prison for sex offences which included the sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 will get his images back.

Dorset Police have been tied done by law which forces the police service to return intimate photographs of a young girl he abused returned.

The vile man has been granted permission to have returned his mobile phone and laptop both containing images of the young victim in swimwear and leotards.

The family of the girl and Human Rights campaigners liberty have objected to the return of the images.

Dorset Police have confirmed they are not allowed to delete the images are they are not legally classified as indecent or prohibited.

Liberty has argued that returning the images would breach articles three and eight of the European Convention on Human Rights, which protect against inhuman treatment and invasion of privacy respectively.

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