August 2021

Jail for sex offender who breached order

A sex offender who flouted a strict court order six times has been jailed for more than a year.

Andre Day, 24, was convicted of engaging in sexual communication with a child in 2019.

He was also handed a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) until 2025 to monitor his future behaviour.

Day, of no fixed address but who previously lived in Fenland, was released from prison on 26 March this year. He told officers he had no permanent address and didn’t own or have use of a mobile phone.

In May he was issued with a basic Nokia phone by the Probation service as he then claimed his phone was broken, which led to police conducting investigations into any devices he was using.

However, investigations revealed the sim card from Day’s ‘broken’ phone was placed into an iPhone 6 and used between 1pm on 15 May and 5pm on 19 May.

This was a breach of his SHPO, as he had failed to tell police he had a device capable of accessing the internet.

Day then breached the terms of his SHPO another five times by using a Facebook account between 2 April and 28 May, using two email addresses not known to the force’s Public Protection Unit (PPU), using a friend’s phone to access the internet and uploading photos on his Facebook account in June.

He admitted six counts of breaching a SHPO at a previous hearing and on Friday (20 August) was jailed for a total of 15 months at Cambridge Crown Court.

January 2020

Sentence for man with ‘child’ girlfriend

A Wisbech man who repeatedly ignored court orders involving his ‘child’ girlfriend has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register.

Andre Day, 22, was arrested on 25 August 2018, after police were notified he had breached a restraining order prohibiting him from contacting the victim.

Previous to his arrest, concerns about the victim’s relationship with Day were raised with police and other support agencies by her parents, resulting in a Child Abduction Warning Notice (CAWN) being issued to Day in September 2017. The warning meant Day would be committing offences under the Child Abduction Act if he were to continue spending time with the victim, up until the day she turned 16.

Day, of Stow Road, breached this notice, resulting in him being taken to court and issued with a restraining order to prevent him contacting the girl.

Since the issuing of the restraining order in February 2018, Day was arrested and charged for breaching it the following month. He was bailed by magistrates’ with various conditions including to live at an address in Somerset and not visit Cambridgeshire.

He again ignored these court orders and was in communication with the victim, which included messages of a sexual nature.

In June of last year (2019), Day was charged with harassment, by way of breaching a restraining order and engaging in sexual communication with a child.

On Monday (13 January), Day appeared at Peterborough Crown Court and was sentenced to a three-year community order, must carry out 240 hours of unpaid work, and complete two programmes; a 60-day programme for sex offenders and a 40-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

He has also been placed on the Sex Offenders Register for five years, made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for five years and an indefinite restraining order prohibiting him from contacting the victim or her mother.