November 2016

Sex offender admits teenager from Skegness slept in his bedroom

A 16-year-old Skegness boy stayed for two nights in the same bedroom as a convicted sex offender, magistrates have been told.

Daniel Seviour, 27, of Burgh Road, who is on the Sex Offenders’ Register, admitted that he failed to notify the police that a person under 18 had stayed at his residence which he is required to do under the terms of his registration.

Jim Clare, prosecuting at Boston Magistrates’ Court, said Seviour had been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years and sent to prison in 2013 at Lincoln Crown Court for eight offences of inciting a child to have sex and three offences of possessing indecent photographs.

He said Seviour was reminded of the requirements of the Register as recently as February, including notifying the police if he stayed or resided for more than 12 hours with anyone under the age of 18.

He said Seviour texted the boy on August 12 to ask him if he wanted to stay the night and the boy stayed at Seviour’s home for the nights of August 12 and 13, sleeping in the same bedroom on a spare mattress.

Seviour told the police he had known the boy for some time and that the boy had stayed at his own request and had slept on a spare mattress while he slept in the bed with his girlfriend.

Mr Clare said Seviour had been formally cautioned by the police in 2015 for a failure under the Sex Offenders’ Register.

October 2013

Sex texts sent to girl, 13, sees ‘immature’ defendant jailed

A MAN who sent sexually explicit text messages to a 13-year-old girl despite being warned off her by police has been jailed for 12 months at Lincoln Crown Court.

Daniel Seviour, who first met the girl at a children’s play park in Skegness, was given the warning in November last year but continued to have contact with the teenager.

Mark Achurch, prosecuting, said that Seviour “hung around” with children of the same age of the girl.

“The girl’s view was that he looked 17 but behaved like he was 14.”

Mr Achurch said that the girl’s mother heard of her daughter’s contact with Seviour and he was given a police warning.

But in March this year police were called in again following concerns expressed by the girl’s school.

Explicit text messages together with two indecent photographs of the girl were subsequently found on Seviour’s mobile phone along with other illegal images of children.

Seviour, 24, of Skegness Road, Ingoldmells, admitted eight charges of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity on dates in February and March this year.

He also admitted three charges of possession of indecent images on his mobile.

Michael Cranmer-Brown, defending, said the text messages were simply the pair fantasising about sex and there had never been any physical sexual contact between them.

He said that Seviour was an immature man who behaved like a teenager rather than someone of his own age.

But Judge Michael Heath rejected the defence barrister’s plea that Seviour should escape custody.

The judge told Seviour: “She may have been willing but the law is there to protect girls from themselves.

“These offences are so serious that the only sentence I can justify is custody.”

July 2013

Seaside sex offender’s indecent images of children

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been sent for sentence at Lincoln Crown Court after admitting possessing indecent images of children.

Daniel Seviour of Cherrytree Avenue, Ingoldmells, admitted three charges of possessing indecent photographs at his then home of Burgh Road in Skegness on March 30, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

The court heard that Seviour was already due to appear at the crown court on September 9 regarding a sexual offence involving one of the girls in the photographs, and he was committed to a date to be notified.

He was allowed conditional bail and was placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register.