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Ex-gospel band rocker caught with abuse images helped set up charity to fight child exploitation

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Jonathan Hobson arriving at court on the day he admitted his guilt.

Jonathan Hobson arriving at court on the day he admitted his guilt.

Jonathan Hobson arriving at court on the day he admitted his guilt.

A former gospel band rocker caught with nearly 100,000 sickening images of children being sexually abused previously helped to set up a charity to fight child exploitation.

Sunday Life revealed last week how east Belfast man Jonny Hobson — described by a judge as a Jekyll and Hyde personality — narrowly avoided being sent to jail over his conviction at Downpatrick Crown Court on 36 charges.

Now it has emerged he helped create a charity with his former band Bluetree after they played gig singing worship songs in bar in a the red light district of Pattaya in Thailand.