July 2017

Sex offender jailed for breaching suspended sentence

A SEX offender who flouted a court order by swimming in a pool with children has been jailed after another breach as a judge’s patience finally ran out.

Kristoffer Round, formerly of Worcester, was jailed at Worcester Crown Court on Friday after he admitted breaching a suspended sentence order.

The suspended sentence was imposed because Round breached a sexual harm prevention order by swimming in the pool at Pershore Leisure Centre in March.

Judge Nicolas Cartwright imposed a six month prison suspended for two years in April, warning Round then that the order had ‘teeth’ and ‘may well come back to bite you’.

Round, aged 38, had been staying at an approved premises in Worcester called Braley House but was evicted after failing to abide by its rules. This placed him in breach of his suspended sentence order which stipulated residence at the hostel.

Round has also been subject to a sexual harm prevention order since February, 2013 which places a number of restrictions on him, including prohibiting him from having any contact with children under 16 other than that which is unavoidable in the course of daily life.

Colin Banham, prosecuting, said Round provided positive tests for alcohol, drugs and breached a curfew requirement in May. He also had a fight with another resident away from the premises.

Grace Wright, defending, said other residents there were using drink and drugs.

Round had since been helping on a farm at Hadzor, near Droitwich, where he had been living on a caravan

She said: “He suffers from anxiety, depression and paranoia. Living on his own will assist him as he’s not under the influence of another offenders. It will give him a chance to sort himself out away from others that may be a bad influence upon him.

“He does think there were occasions when his drink was spiked with a drug called Black Mamba due to the type of environment he was living in.”

Judge Nicolas Cartwright told him he had previously failed to comply with notification requirements and breached the sexual harm prevention order again in 2016. “I made it clear that if you breached this crown court order you were at risk of the suspended sentence being activated.

He activated four of the six month suspended sentence.

April 2017

Sex offender breached court order by swimming with children at Pershore Leisure Centre

A sex offender breached a court order by swimming in a pool with children.

Kristoffer Round, formerly of Worcester, breached a sexual offences prevention order when he swam in the pool at Pershore Leisure Centre while schoolchildren were in the water.

The 37-year-old appeared before Worcester Crown Court on Friday, April 21 to be sentenced after admitting the breach at Worcester Magistrates Court on March 24 this year.

The order has been in place since February 24, 2013 and prohibits Round from having any contact with children under the age of 16 other than contact which is unavoidable in the course of daily life.

He was jailed for 12 months for breaching it in 2013, for 14 weeks last year for another breach and for two weeks later the same year, also for a breach.

Michael Conry, prosecuting, said Round joined the gym on March 9 for one month at a time when the centre was being used by children.

Round completed a gym induction and used the swimming pool when children were present.

Mr Conry said: “He bought himself some swimming trunks and wanted to learn to swim.”

Round, of no fixed abode, has previous convictions for possession of indecent images of children.

July 2011

Gorilla porn pervert banned from web

A WORCESTER man who downloaded child and animal pornography has been banned from using the internet without police approval.

Kristoffer Round claimed that he was drunk when he obtained the unlawful images “for a laugh”.

Round, aged 30, of Treacle Nook, Warndon Villages, admitted downloading five indecent photographs of children, only one of which featured nudity.

He also admitted possessing an extreme pornographic image portraying sex acts with animals – including a gorilla.

He was given a three-year community order and told to complete a sex offender group programme and also to undertake alcohol treatment.

A sexual offences prevention order was made for five years and he must also sign on the sex offenders register for the same time.

The offences came to light when his ex-partner contacted the police after seeing concerning images on his computer, said Alex Warren, prosecuting at Worcester Crown Court.

Police recovered his iPod when he was arrested on Monday, October 4, last year and also seized his laptop computer which he had pawned at Cash Converters.

They found he had accessed Eastern European websites featuring child and animal pornography.

There were 42 images showing a sexual interest in children but only five were unlawful.

Ruth Edwards, who represented Round when he appeared at magistrates court, said he found the images while browsing adult porn sites.

Judge Christopher Plunkett said the pre-sentence report indicated Round had realised the error of his ways.

Although some might think that custody was justified it was in the public interest to put him under the supervision of the probation service, he said.

He directed that Round should be banned for five years from having equipment capable of accessing the internet unless he notifies the police.