December 2020

Registered sex offender from Witham jailed

A registered sex offender has been jailed after he was found to be in breach of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Officers from the Management of Sexual Offenders and Violent Offenders team (MOSOVO) carried out an unannounced visit to the home of Sanjoy Rajput in Harebell Drive, Witham, on September 23 and found he had a mobile phone he was not meant to have, breaching his SHPO.

When investigating further, they also found he had recently acquired a new credit card, which he was meant to have informed authorities about under the requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Fifty-three year-old Rajput was arrested and later charged with breaching a sexual harm prevention order and five counts of failing to comply with the notification requirements of the sexual offenders register, which included the use of alias name to groom young females online.

He pleaded guilty to the offences at Chelmsford Crown Court on 22 October and at the same court on November 27 he was sentenced to 18 months in prison.