Pervert kept girl’s leotards in a hidden compartment of his home to indulge his sick child abuse fantasies.
Mark Grindon ignored warnings not to use computers by spying on young girls online.
He was previously convicted of making indecent images of children and was given a suspended prison sentence.
The unemployed 36-year-old, of Mannings Heath near Horsham, was put on the sex offenders’ register and under a sexual harm prevention order.
It was meant to stop him having access to children and access to computer software capable of downloading the sick images.
But Grindon, pictured, breached the order by following the profiles of young girls on Instagram, aged between 11 and 15. He liked images of the girls in ballet costumes, it was revealed.
When police searched his home they found the hidden compartment behind a false shelf in his bathroom. It also contained camera phones, a GoPro camera, and a camcorder.
At Guildford Crown Court Grindon was jailed for 18 months, and will now remain on the sex offenders’ register and sexual harm prevention order indefinitely.
The new restrictions will also stop Grindon, of Swallowfield Close, from accessing social media without the supervision of police. Officers said it shows sex offenders are “robustly” monitored and breaches are enforcers
Pervert avoids prison over indecent images
A pervert has avoided a prison sentence after he was found guilty of making (downloading) indecent images of children
Mark Ashley Grindon, 33 of Mannings Heath, Horsham was found guilty of six counts of making and possessing indecent images of children which covered all three categories of indecency.
Grindon was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment which was suspended for 2 years
He was told he must register as a sex offender for 10 years and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) was put in place to restrict his contact with any person aged under 16 years old.