March 2013

Net pervert found with online access

A CONVICTED sex offender was found with illegal access to the internet at his home.

John Carr, who has served two prison sentences for having indecent 
photographs of children, told police he regularly used the internet at home.

Carr, 53, of Westmorland Avenue, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a condition of a Sex Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports with all options including custody to be considered by Blackpool magistrates.

The court heard Carr was jailed in 2003 for having indecent pictures of children.

He committed the same offence in 2007, and was jailed again, put on the Sex 
Offender’s Register for 10 years and placed on an indefinite SOPO.

The SOPO banned him from using the internet, except in public places, such as an internet cafe, library or at work.

On March 9 police visited his home and found a computer with internet access.

Trevor Colebourne, defending, said Carr had misunderstood the terms of the SOPO and had set up an internet account for emails. There was no suggestion he had re-offended he added.