November 2020

Prison for Brighton sex offender Alan Neville Clarke

A sex offender has been sentenced to two years imprisonment after indecent images of the most serious category were found on his computer.

Alan Neville Clarke, 53, of Leybourne Road, Brighton, had been given a Sexual Offending Prevention Order (SOPO) after admitting possessing indecent images of children in 2013.

However, police supervision of Clarke as a registered sex offender found that he had disregarded the SOPO by wiping from his computer a system that enabled police to check his online access.

He had also installed a file-sharing application and changed his email address without police agreement.

“In addition he was found to have made further indecent images of children, including some in the most serious category,” a Sussex Police spokesman said.

He was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Friday to eight months for the indecent images of children and 16 months for breach of a previously court-imposed sexual offending prevention order.