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Sex offence artist Graham Ovenden spared jail term

Renowned Cornwall artist Graham Ovenden has been given a suspended sentence for indecency offences against young girls.

The 70-year-old was convicted of six counts of indecency and one of indecent assault, at Truro Crown Court in April.

He had denied the offences, which dated back about 40 years and occurred in London and Cornwall.

At Plymouth Crown Court, judge Graham Cottle sentenced Ovenden to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years.