Daily Mirror, 15th November 1984
Two child-sex campaigners were behind bars last night—terrified of the treatment they face from prisoners who despise their crimes.
David Joy, 43, and Peter Bremner, 45, both leading members of the now defunct Paedophile Information Exchange, which has campaigned for sex with children to be legalised, were jailed at the Old Bailey yesterday.
The judge spoke of his “revulsion” at the group, which he said had been condemned by society as “loathsome.”
Two child-sex campaigners began jail sentences yesterday—terrified of the hell they face at the hands of other prisoners.
Both had already had a foretaste of the life they can expect behind bars. While on remand overnight in London’s Brixton Prison they had scalding tea thrown over them, the Old Bailey heard.
They now lived in “great fear” of more attacks, the judge was told.
Former maths teacher David Joy, 43, and jobless biochemist Peter Bremner, 45, were convicted on charges involving a magazine published by the Paedophile Information Exchange.
Joy, a divorced father of three, was jailed for 18 months for publishing an obscene article and sending it through the post.
Bremner was sentenced to six months for posting it.
Both had previous convictions for indecently assaulting children.
Judge John Owen told the men: “I bear in mind that prison life will not be easy for you.
“I must not let my revulsion at the contents of this magazine offend me more than is proper”.
The magazine tempted some members of the group to have sex with children, he said.
He added: “Your group sought to give an intellectual respectability to acts which society as a whole regards as loathsome”.
Joy, of Loughborough, Leicestershire, and Bremner, of Clapton, East London, were executive committee members of PIE.
The group, which wanted sex between adults and children to be legalised, is now defunct.
One leader, Steven Smith, 35, jumped bail and now faces extradition proceedings in Holland—but is expected to be allowed to stay.