November 2020

Convicted sex predator jailed after breaching SOPO

A convicted paedophile has been jailed for a third time after breaching his sexual offences prevention order

Ian Paul Gunn, of Humberston appeared at Lincoln Crown Court where he was convicted of: 

  • Two counts of breaching sexual harm prevention order

  • Failure to comply with notification requirements

The court was told that Gunn’s latest offences involved  breaching his sexual offences prevention order on two occasions. The order was put in place to prevent him from re-offending. 

In 2013, Gunn was sentenced to three years and nine months for meeting and grooming a child and sexual activity with a child. The child was a 14 year old schoolgirl

In 2014, the pervert was jailed for 14 months after he admitted two offences of failing to notify his details as a sex offender and five offences of breaching a sexual harm prevention order

In this latest case, the judge handed Gunn 28 months imprisonment of which 18 months would be custodial and the remaining year on licence

October 2015

 Convicted sex offender continued to contact children

A convicted sex offender has been jailed after he showed “persistent, contemptuous disregard” for restrictions designed to protect children.

Ian Gunn, 38, of Eastfield, Humberston, admitted two offences of failing to notify his details as a sex offender and five offences of breaching a sexual harm prevention order between July 15 and September 8.

Bashir Ahmed, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Gunn was jailed for three years and nine months in February 2013 for meeting and grooming a child and sexual activity with a child.

He had been recalled to prison until July next year after breaching his licence by having contact with children in defiance of restrictions placed on him.

He also failed to tell police where he was living.

Judge David Tremberg said the restrictions were a “crucial firewall to protect vulnerable children” but Gunn had shown a “persistent, contemptuous disregard” for them.

It was a “flagrant breach” of the restrictions and a “deliberate choice to ignore them on a wholesale basis”.

Gunn was jailed for 14 months.

February 2013

Paedophile groomed teen on Facebook before sex on beach

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A sex offender who flattered and groomed a teenage girl before cynically taking advantage of her for his own lust has been jailed for his “thoroughly irresponsible” behaviour.

He and the impressionable girl had unprotected sex on Cleethorpes beach after exchanging sexually-charged messages on Facebook, a court heard.

Ian Gunn, 35, of Kingston View, Barton, admitted sexual activity with a child on July 25 and grooming the girl for sexual purposes between February and July.

David Gordon, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Gunn met the 14-year-old girl in Cleethorpes.

He befriended her, made a flattering comment to her and later asked her to become his friend on Facebook. She accepted and they exchanged saucy messages.

Gunn told her he would like to have sex with her.

“She ignored the messages about sex but she responded with suggestive sexual remarks of her own,” said Mr Gordon.

They exchanged photographs of their private parts.

Gunn and the girl met at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre on July 25. They went to the beach and had unprotected sex.

Judge Graham Robinson told Gunn: “It’s wholly unacceptable behaviour for a grown man, an adult, to direct towards a child. The legislation exists to protect children from themselves.

“An adult should respect the boundaries imposed by the law and, indeed, by common sense. This was pretty persistent grooming.”

He added that it was “thoroughly, thoroughly, thoroughly irresponsible” of Gunn to have unprotected sex with the girl.

“You could easily have made this girl pregnant and blighted her life,” said Judge Robinson.”

Gunn, who had been in custody for about four months, was jailed for three years and nine months.

He was given an indefinite sexual offences prevention order and must register as a sex offender for life.

After the hearing, the girl’s father, who was in court, said: “To me, justice has been done, but I think he should have got a lot more. It’s like a slap on the wrist to me.

“It’s just that these people are around and you are not aware of it. She’s only 14 years old. She’s getting treatment from the school. One minute, she is happy-go-lucky and the next minute she has gone. She clams up a lot.

“It’s going to bother her later in life. It’s the long-term thing I am worried about, but the school is helping her quite a lot.”