September 2016

 Convicted paedophile failed to tell police he was living in house with a child

A man with a conviction for possessing indecent images of children failed to tell the police he had been left in charge of a child – in breach of a court order.

The 53-year-old was convicted of making indecent photographs of children and possessing indecent images and extreme pornographic images in 2012.

He was made the subject of a three-year community order and placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

But Anthony Riley, of Davenport Court, Salisbury Street, Leek, breached one of the notification conditions which states he has to tell the police within three days if he stayed at an address for at least 12 hours where a child under 18 stays.

Now he has been handed a suspended jail sentence at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.

The court heard Riley had not notified anyone about his previous convictions before the incident happened.

He had stayed at a house where a young child was also stopping at the time.

Riley admitted failing to comply with the notifications of the sex offenders’ register.

Angela Trafford, mitigating, said: “He accepts he had not notified as he should that this young child had stayed in the same house as him.

“He also accepts he had not told the child’s family.

“This is the first breach that has brought him before a court – the previous breach was of a dissimilar nature. He is adamant there was no intent to deceive. There is no suggestion the child was harmed.”

Deputy District Judge Martin Jackson sentenced Riley to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, with a rehabilitation activity requirement for 30 days.

The judge said: “There is, in my view, an element of deceit in your behaviour. The child’s family were completely unaware of your previous convictions. It meant you were present in a flat where a four-child stayed overnight.”

Riley must pay £135 costs and an £80 surcharge.

June 2012

Pervert caught with child sexual abuse images

A 48-YEAR-OLD man has admitted possessing and making indecent images of children.

Anthony Riley was due to go on trial yesterday after denying 17 allegations.

But following a discussion between counsel in the case, Riley pleaded guilty to seven charges.

His pleas were accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Riley, of Moorview Gardens, Harriseahead, admitted making indecent images of children between March 1, 2004 and January 29, 2011, plus possessing indecent images of children on January 29, 2011.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing an extreme pornographic image on January 29, 2011.

The images were found on his computer.

Judge Paul Glenn adjourned the case.

Riley will be sentenced when a pre-sentence report has been prepared.