Daily Mail, 27th August 1983
The Guardian, 10th September 1983
Three men appeared in court at Bromley yesterday all charged with the same seven offences. They were arrested after police investigations into the magazine of the Paedophile Information Exchange.
Steven Adrian Smith, aged 29, of Christchurch Avenue, Harrow, north London, and David Peter Bremner, aged 44, of Upper Clapton Road, east London, appeared together and were remanded on bail by the magistrates. Later, David Joy, aged 42, a former teacher, of Russell Street, Loughborough, appeared before the magistrates and was also remanded on bail for a month.
The charges include: publishing an obscene article, a magazine called Contact No. 6; inciting persons to have unlawful intercourse with a girl under 16; inciting persons to commit buggery; inciting persons indecently to assault a boy under 16; inciting persons to commit an act of gross indecency with a child under 14; sending a postal packet containing an indecent article.
The alleged offences took place between June and November 1982.
Daily Mirror, 10th September 1983
A struggling woman is dragged away by a policeman after anger flared outside a court where three members of the child-sex group, the Paedophile Information Exchange, appeared yesterday.
Shouting “You perverted bastards,” she had tried to hit Steven Smith and David Bremner as they left the court at Bromley Kent, after facing seven sex charges.
The woman, who was later released, was among an angry group who yelled at the men: “Perverts,” “Scumbags” and “You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.”
Smith, 28, of Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone, North London, and Bremner, 43 of Upper Clapton Road, East London, were remanded on bail until October 7.
Later David Joy, 42, of Loughborough, Leics., was also remanded on identical charges.
The men are accused of incitement to have sex with children under 16 and incitement to indecently assault children.
The Paedophile Information Exchange: Timeline of press cuttings 1975-2014
Daily Mirror, 9th September 1983
Three members of the child-sex group Paedophile Information Exchange will appear in court today accused of sex offences involving children.
Two of the men, Steven Smith and Peter Bremner, were charged last night after police raids on their homes.
The third, David Joy, was arrested at Loughborough, Leicester, and was being taken to London overnight. All three will appear before magistrates at Bromley today on seven charges.
These include inciting persons to have unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 16, incitement to indecently assault a boy under 16, and to commit an act of gross indecency with a child under 14.
Two of the alleged offences concern the publication and posting of a magazine called Contact No. 6.
Smith, 28, was at his home in Wealdstone, Middlesex when officers from Scotland Yard’s Obscene Publications Squad called.
Bremner, 44, was at his flat in Upper Clapton Road, East London.
Joy, 30, was arrested at a house in Russell Street, Loughborough.
The men, all unemployed, were detained after instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions. Police took a computer and tapes containing lists of names from Smith’s home.
The Paedophile Information Exchange is an organisation which seeks to legalise sex between children and adults.
The DPP’s decision to act comes two weeks after completion of a police report on PIE activities.
It follows the outcry over child-sex offenders caused by the attack on a six-year-old Brighton boy.
Several PIE members condemned the assault because they felt it damaged their campaign.
Police are still hunting the attackers.
Daily Star, 27th August 1983
We can assume that the PIE member who worked at the Home Office’s Property Service Agency was Barry Cutler, but it’s strange that Geoffrey Dickens doesn’t mention PIE chairman Steven Smith, who had been exposed the previous year as also being employed by the Home Office. More information on the Desiring Progress blog: PIE and the Home Office
Thanks to Ian Pace ianpace.wordpress.com for finding this important article
Press Association, 16th December 1991
December 16, 1991, Monday
PAEDOPHILE JAILED OVER CHILD PORN MAG
BYLINE: Sue Clough, Press Association Old Bailey Staff
SECTION: HOME NEWS
LENGTH: 383 words
A paedophile who fled to Holland over seven years ago to escape trial on child porn charges was jailed for 18 months at the Old Bailey today. Steven Smith, 37, a former chairman of the Paedophile Information Exchange which wants to legalise sex between adults and children, admitted publishing an obscene magazine and sending it through the post in 1982. The magazine, edited by Smith, was probably published inside the Home Office where he worked as a security-vetted machine supervisor, said Mr Jeremy Donne, prosecuting. It was sent to PIE members and contained letters and articles where people wrote about their experiences of sex with children and features advocating penetrative sex with young children. Smith fled to Holland to escape trial in 1984 after PIE was infiltrated by Charles Oxley, a Liverpool headmaster who has since died. Mr Oxley went to meetings attended by Smith and two other men, David Joy, now 50, of Russell Street, Loughborough, and David Bremner, now 52, a doctor of philosophy, of Clapton, east London. Joy and Bremner were found guilty of publishing an obscene article and were jailed for 18 months and six months respectively. Smith was arrested at Harwich in February this year after the Dutch authorities deported him when they were wrongly told by Interpol that he was not wanted on any outstanding warrant in London. When Smith tried to have the charges dropped his counsel, Mr Adrian Fulford, told an Old Bailey judge the information was wrong and resulted from “some sort of muddle” between Interpol in Holland and London.
Today in mitigation Mr Fulford said Smith and the others would not have published the magazine if the police had warned them it was in breach of the law. They had not attempted to hide what they were doing and sent copies of the magazine to the National Library of Wales and the British Library. The prosecution offered no evidence on four other charges, which Smith denied, of incitement to commit buggary, to have unlawful sex with a girl under 16 and to indecently assault a boy and girl under 16 in 1982. Formal not guilty verdicts were recorded. Two other charges alleging Smith had 17 child pornography magazines containing indecent photos of children and distributing and showing them were left on the file.