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Lawyer had child abuse images planted on computer during Grindr chemsex party Joe Roberts for Metro.co.ukMonday 18 Dec 2017 4:48 pm Share this article with Facebook Share this article with Twitter Share this article with Google Plus Share this article through email 34 Tim Varchmin arrived at the Old Bailey wearing a balaclava to obscure his face (Picture: Central News) A former lawyer had 100 images of child abuse planted on his computer during a Grindr chemsex party. When police raided Tim Varchmin’s luxury flat in Lancaster gate, west London, they found indecent images on his phone and computer. Who is Arthur Collins? Ex-boyfriend of Ferne McCann convicted of nightclub acid attack They also uncovered crystal meth on a glass coffee table next to a crack pipe, a court was told. The 44-year-old denied any of it was his, explaining he would invite men for drug and sex parties through Grindr and give them free rein to do what they wanted. Following a trial at the Old Bailey, Mr Varchmin was found not guilty of possessing indecent images of children and possessing 830 milligrams of crystal meth. The Old Bailey heard the lawyer blame guests at a chemsex party for the downloads (Picture: Getty) The court heard how Sky Broadband alerted the National Crime Agency to suspicious activity on Mr Varchmin’s computer. On the morning of October 17, 2014, his homes in Lancaster Gate and Edgware Road and his office in Canary Wharf were raided. Man arrested after storming RAF base was armed with teddy bear When officers went to the Lancaster Gate flat, they ‘pounded on the door’ for five minutes and smashed it down when no one answered. They found 45,000 images and 106 movies on his iPhone and Apple computer. The vast majority were ‘adult porn’, jurors were told. Giving evidence, Mr Varchmin said he began hosting chemsex parties with his former German boyfriend Jacob after receiving the ‘devastating’ news that they both had HIV. MORE: UK Who built HMS Queen Elizabeth and where is it now? Victims confront Ferne McCann’s ex Arthur Collins over acid attack Someone stole a load of ‘tainted’ turkeys which will make them sick He told jurors: ‘It is a life-changing event. It’s something you have to come to terms with. That bonded us together but at the time we were fighting over it. ‘We developed a more aggressive sexual life. Dog found dumped by canal was so starved you could see every single bone of his ‘We had the feeling that now these stages of HIV were not a concern any more, we could have more sex with other men, unprotected sex as well. That was our idea.’ The defendant denied the crystal meth was his, saying it was Jacob who used it and he only took GHB. But prosecutor Roger Daniells-Smith said Mr Varchmin had to ‘take responsibility’ if he gave guests unsupervised and unhindered access to his computer. He said: ‘If you lie with dogs, you get fleas. If you allow people you do not know to come and use your equipment, you have to be responsible for that equipment.’ MORE: Uber driver ‘sexually assaulted customer after she fell asleep in his car’ MORE: Tory aide accused of rape says he was just ‘joking around’ with alleged victim

 

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