December 2011

Nelson paedophile given suspended sentence following order breach

A CONVICTED paedophile was staying at the same house in Nelson as a nine-year-old girl, a court was told.

Clint Eastwood, 42, who had a record for child porn, was banned from being in the same house as children under 16, by a sexual offences prevention order.

The SOPO also restricted computer and mobile phone possession.

He was said not to have come into contact with the child, who had slept in a bedroom whilst he had used the settee in the living room.

Burnley Crown Court heard how Eastwood, who is on the sex offenders’ register for life, had convictions for making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children and was subject to the SOPO until 2014.

The defendant, now of no fixed address, admitted breaching the order and was given 48 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, with two years supervision.

He also received a new, 10 year sexual offences prevention order.