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.