Pervert from Worcester breached court order for filming underage girls
A two time convicted paedophile who filmed underage girls has been fined after he was found with a tablet and a mobile phone fitted with cameras.
Keith Holloway was placed on a sexual offences prevention order or SOPO nearly 10 years ago for filming up a schoolgirls skirt but had never before breached the terms which prohibited him from having devices with cameras.
Holloway also had previous convictions for indecent assault on a girl – for which he served a 15-month jail term – and two of sending obscene material through the post.
The 64-year-old, of Back Lane South, Barbourne, Worcester, had already admitted the breaches at magistrates’ court when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Thursday to be sentenced
The first breach was on October 14 last year and the second on June 9 this year.
Balvinder Bhatti, prosecuting, said the first breach occurred when Holloway’s offender manager was visiting his home with a housing officer to discuss his mobility problems and any assistance which might be provided to him.
Miss Bhatti said: “Whilst about to have a conversation the officer went to sit down and moved a cushion from the sofa and found a tablet underneath the cushion. Mr Holloway stated ‘you weren’t supposed to see that. Am I going back to prison for breaching my SOPO?’”
He told officers there were no indecent images on it and he was planning to use it to share music with his brother.
In the second breach, his offender manager spotted a black mobile phone lying on the floor in the hallway of Holloway’s home. He initially said it belonged to someone else but soon admitted it was his.
Again, no indecent material was found on the phone.
Miss Bhatti said: “He stated that he forgot things and believed he had dementia but it was undiagnosed and was aware he would breach his order by having the phone alongside the tablet.”
She said of the original offence: “He was recording young girls.”
Holloway also has a conviction for indecent assault from 2003.
Recorder Martin Jackson fined him £200 for the first breach and £300 for the second. The sexual offences prevention order was extended for a further 10 years until October 15, 2027.
The order restricts him from drinking in public, his use of the internet and his contact with children.
Recorder Jackson warned him: “Any evidence of further breaches and you will very likely receive a custodial sentence.”
Pervert filmed up school girl’s skirt
A pervert spotted filming up a girl’s skirt in a Worcester shop has been sent to a city bail hostel by a judge today.
Keith Holloway, aged 54, went into Woolworths in High Street with his camera set on video recording.
A 15-year-old schoolboy noticed him putting the camera up a girl’s skirt as she bent over near the sweet counter, said Mary Wallace, prosecuting.
The witness alerted police who arrested Holloway outside Marks and Spencer.
Holloway, of no fixed address, was freed from custody by Judge Andrew Geddes and sentenced to nine months jail, suspended for two years. He admitted outraging public decency.
The judge ordered the defendant to live at Braley House in Ombersley Road and attend a sex offenders’ programme and alcohol treatment course.
Holloway had previous convictions for indecent assault on a girl – for which he served a 15-month jail term – and two of sending obscene material through the post.
He must sign on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years and be subject to a sexual offences prevention order for the same period.
Under its terms, Holloway is forbidden from getting drunk in public, using a video camera or video phone, befriending a child under 16 or contacting a child under 16 in person or through electronic media.
The judge at Worcester Crown Court also confiscated a notebook in his possession which contained obscene articles.
Miss Wallace said after his arrest on March 26 the defendant appeared drunk and told police he had consumed six pints of strong cider.
He had filmed up girls’ skirts on previous occasions – also found on the phone – and confessed: “I can’t help myself. I should be back in prison.”
Mr Hamer said he had served 140 days in custody on remand.
The judge told Holloway: “You are a social pest and have to be stopped.”