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This is awful!
Simon Tainton is a man who used to dress as a Stormtrooper from Star Wars and visit children at functions has been exposed as a pedophile.
To most people, the 43-year-old is known as a charitable person who attended children's group events, hospitals, as well as Legoland Windsor Resort in his Star Wars garb.
On top of that, Simon belonged to the UK Garrison, a UK Star Wars costuming group that belongs to the 501st Legion of SW fans.
The only problem is, The Sun reports that the trooper was apparently jailed for a year back in 2006 when police discovered more than 15,000 pictures on his computer, including pics of babies being abused. DISGUSTING!
Since learning of the news, the UK Garrison has announced that Tainton has been removed from their group stating:
"This decision was the only course of action available."
On top of the horrid things that were discovered on Simon's computer, he also apparently spends some of his time as an an erotic photographer and has pictures of naked women holding a lightsabers.
We can't believe that he got away with this for so long, but we're glad that the Star Wars fan group has taken actions to help protect the kids!
What do you think of the startling discovery??