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Britain's Tate pulls artist's work from collection after sex offences conviction

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LONDON - Britain's Tate art collection says it has removed more than 30 prints by the artist Graham Ovenden from its online collection following his conviction for child sex offences.

The 70-year-old artist was found guilty Tuesday of six charges of indecency with a child and one count of indecent assault. Prosecutors accused Ovenden of abusing children while they modeled for him, but he had denied all charges.

In a statement Thursday, the Tate — which runs the Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries in London — said it is seeking further information after Ovenden's conviction, and will pull his prints from its online collection until it finishes a review.

The 34 prints, given to the Tate in 1975, include images of naked young girls.

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