December 2020

Convicted paedophile back behind bars after he stayed in house with 14-year-old girl

A convicted paedophile has been jailed after he deleted his internet history.

Mark Haworth, 58, of Littlecoates Road in Grimsby has been put behind bars again after he breached a sexual harm prevention order three times.

Grimsby Crown Court heard how Haworth has an “unhealthy” sexual appetite for young girls and in 1997 was convicted of 11 serious sex offences including eight counts of rape.

He was jailed for 11 years and in 2008 was again convicted in relation to possession of images.

Both in 2013 and 2015 Haworth was given suspended sentences for a total of three failures to comply with the notification requirements of the sexual harm prevention order.

The court heard that in February this year, police found Haworth had launched a new Facebook account under the name “Mark Kizzer.”

One requirement of his sexual harm prevention order is that he must notify the authorities within three days of registering a new alias.

Enquiries made by police found that on March 23 last year the order was breached again as newly-married Haworth and his wife stayed with friends in London.

The friends had a 14-year-old daughter, meaning that by staying with them Haworth breached part of the order that says he must not stay somewhere where a child under the age of 16 is also staying.

It is understood Haworth was not left alone with the child and there was no suggestion of anything happening, although the court heard her mother was “horrified” after hearing about his previous convictions.

The third breach happened when policed subjected Haworth to a routine check and found he had deleted his internet history from his phone – something the order prohibits him from doing.

Haworth was interviewed and said he did not use the Facebook account set up under the new alias and he had “forgotten” about it.

He also said he “couldn’t recall” if he had stayed at a friend’s house or if a child under the age of 16 was also staying there.

Mitigating, Andrew Bailey told the court Haworth has stayed out of trouble for a period of time.

He said: “He is a self-employed gardener and is struggling at present with work and with his health. He has memory problems – he has not just made that up to try and get rid of what he was really up to. It is evidence of a feature of Fibromyalgia and is a well-known concept.

“Most of the time he is in considerable muscle pain. It is clear he can comply with these orders. The courses he has done previously have reduced his risk. He was high-risk but has now been assessed as being medium risk.”

Recorder Taryn Turner told Haworth he has an “unhealthy” sexual appetite for young girls and sentenced him to a year in prison.

She said: “I am quite satisfied you knew full well what you were doing. You are a repeat offender and I am satisfied you have been offending during the last five years you have not appeared before the court.”