Sex offender caught with indecent images one day after release
A SERIAL sex offender was caught offending by a nurse the day after being released from a mental health institute.
Wayne Alan Saville, 41, had served three years in prison for possessing indecent images of children and went on to be treated in a medium-security mental health unit.
However, just one day after his release from the unit, he was spotted by a mental health nurse breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) by buying a computer.
The nurse alerted police and when they arrested Saville, they discovered 549 images on the new laptop.
Saville, 41, told officers: “I bought it because I’m a paedophile and no amount of treatment will help that.”
Saville, of Main Street, Willerby, told officers he had hidden the computer in his wardrobe.
He was on licence from a previous three-year prison sentence for possessing more than 12,500 indecent images of children.
On October 11 last year, the nurse spotted Saville buying a computer in Argos in Anlaby.
He had been released from the medium secure unit at the Humber Centre the day before.
Judge James Sampson has jailed him for 18 months after he pleaded guilty at Beverley Magistrates’ Court to possessing a device capable of accessing the internet, breaching the terms of the Sex Offenders’ Act and possessing indecent images.
Judge Sampson told Saville: “You have convictions for like offences and that is a significant aggravating feature which raises the starting point considerably.
“It appears there is an intention by you to continue committing serious offences.”
The majority of the images were at the lowest end of the scale with only 21 of the 549 images at the worst end.
He has been given an indefinite SOPO and has been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
The order bans him from owning a laptop and accessing the internet, except in a public place.
It also prevents him from having any contact with any child under 16.
In 2007, Saville was convicted of voyeurism after filming a girl and possessing indecent images.
Saville was originally sentenced in 2009 to three years imprisonment for possessing 12,585 indecent images of girls as young as nine, as well as ten films.
Foreign intelligence services contacted Humberside Police after tracking Saville via his credit card.
Detectives arrested him at Far Grange Caravan Park in Skipsea after he used his credit cards to buy the images.
When he was arrested, he said wanted to “start contacting girls” and go to the “the next level”.
He told the officer he was guilty of more offences.