Sex video mastermind, 80, has internet in stitches because hes from Wetwang

A sleazy pensioner who became rich by illegally flogging unregistered sex videos on the black market has been ridiculed after coming from an unfortunately named town.

Barrie Templeman, 80, was snared after years working as a so-called "porn baron" alongside his long-term partner, Diane Atkinson, 67.

But the name of his hometown in North Yorkshire – Wetwang – has left many on social media in stitches.

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Templeman was jailed for four years at Hull Crown Court on Wednesday (February 15) after admitting to possessing video recordings for the purposes of supply to others as well as possessing and acquiring criminal property.

But the smutty entrepreneur became the butt of the joke once some caught wind of his phallic sounding hometown.

One social media user quipped: “There'll be a few wetwangers waiting for him on the inside" while another said “Where else would a porn baron come from?”

Another user claimed in jest that his partner must "live in Cockermouth".

There was also intrigue regarding the very outdated methods the pair used.

They would disseminate the kinky material physically to people than using the internet.

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One person online wrote: “Bigger investigation – who is paying for porn in the 21st century??” while another said “How disgusting, selling porn videos. Didn't he know you can get it for free on the interweb thingy.”

Templeman, received huge lump sums of £543,770, £116,687 and £115,000 which sparked suspicions from police.

Hull Crown Court heard that investigators discovered huge industrial-sized printers and flyers as part of an operation on June 4, 2018.

HullLive said that Templeman funnelled transactions through a company called Acorn, with police finding his partner Diane in possession of a credit card registered with the same business name.

Police also discovered six disc-writing devices and stamped envelopes containing brochures for porn as well as £5,350 in cash hidden inside a thermos flask.

Templeman, who had previous convictions, was jailed for four-and-a-half years while his partner Atkinson, who had no previous convictions, received jail time of two years and three months.

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