January 2021

Bramley paedophile jailed for breaching court order by sending sex images of himself on WhatsApp and Kik Messenger

A pervert who defied court orders by sending explicit images of himself to others on social media has been sent to prison.

Daniel Holdsworth was arrested after public protection officers found the images on phones at his home in Bramley.

Leeds Crown Court court heard Holdsworth was the subject of a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) banning him from sending pornographic images online due to his previous convictions for sex offences.

Joseph Bell, prosecuting, said Holdsworth was first convicted in 2005 for making indecent photographs of children

A year later he was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender

Public protection officers went to his home on July 28 last year after receiving information that the defendant had a new mobile phone.

Mr Bell said the officers explained to Holdsworth why they were making the visit to his home and he handed over a small black Nokia phone and a smart phone.

The officers discovered that the 37-year-old had made contact with people on WhatApp and Kik Messenger and had send explicit pictures of himself.

He had also made internet searches using the words ‘teen’ and ‘rape’

Jailing Holdsworth for seven months, Judge Andrew Stubss QC said he was imposing an immediate custodial sentence because the breaches were repeated and deliberate.