Man jailed for breaching sexual harm prevention order
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A convicted sex offender has been jailed after he repeatedly breached a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Craig Neal Jenkins, 52, of Burton, was sentenced to two years and two months imprisonment at Stafford Crown Court on 19 October.
He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for ten years and given a further Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
He pleaded guilty to three counts of making an indecent photograph/pseudo photograph of a child and two counts of breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) at the same court.
On 2 August 2022, Jenkins was visited by officers from Staffordshire Police’s Sexual Offender Management Unit (SOMU), who checked his devices as per his SOPO.
Jenkins was given a ten-year SOPO in 2014.
A check of his mobile phone identified deleted WhatsApp messages.
Checks on his laptop identified an indecent image of a child.
He denied having any other devices. However, a search of his home was conducted following his arrest. A camcorder and several camcorder tapes were recovered and seized.
He was found to be in possession of indecent images of children and to have breached his SOPO by deleting his WhatsApp history, failing to hand over devices and using an incognito browser.
Jane Mulliner, of the force’s SOMU, said: “We take the management of sex offenders extremely seriously. Jenkins rightly, has very strict notification requirements he is expected to abide by and he has shown a complete disregard and lack of respect for them.”