May 2018

Convicted paedophile flouts prevention order for FIFTH time

A sex offender released from prison failed to tell police that he was living at a hotel in Rhyl’s East Parade.

Jay Scott Bolton also had a mobile phone which he had not registered with the police.

At Mold Crown Court today, Bolton, 31, of no fixed abode, appeared via a live television link from Altcourse Prison in Liverpool and admitted failing to comply with the sex offenders’ notification requirements and breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

Bolton was jailed for 12 months.

Judge Niclas Parry warned him that it was his fifth breach of the sexual harm prevention order and that sentences would only get longer.

“One day the penny will drop and you will understand that these orders must be complied with,” Judge Parry told him.

“No one is saying that you cannot have a mobile phone to live in the 21st century.

“No one is saying that you cannot have somewhere to live.

“All the order asks is for the protection of the public, that you take the simple step of telling the police where you live and give them details of your phone. It is not onerous.”

The judge said he appreciated that it was not suggested that he had committed any further offences against children and not used any device illegally.

“You must understand that if this continues when it is so easily solvable by you, then the sentences will only get longer and longer,” he said.

Prosecutor David Mainstone said that, after his release from prison in November, the defendant told police that he was “sofa surfing”.

But enquiries showed he was living in a hotel in East Parade and, when officers went to his room, he had a mobile phone which had not been registered with the police.

There was a struggle as he fiddled with the phone and, when examined, no data was found on it.

Defending barrister Gareth Roberts said his client was a serial offender “in this way” and he had to realise that orders had to be complied with.

But it was accepted that he had not committed any further offences against children.

June 2015

Conwy man who looked at beastiality in town library jailed for child abuse images

A MAN who looked at bestiality content on a library computer has been jailed for seven months after child abuse images was discovered on his own laptop.

Caernarfon crown court heard staff at Conwy library monitored remotely a computer used by Jay Bolton, aged 28, after being informed previously by a member of the public.

Prosecutor Frances Willmott said on the later occasion he was searching for bestiality but council software wiped the evidence. Bolton was arrested in April last year and 97 indecent images of children were revealed after his laptop was seized.

Bolton, of Conwy but no fixed address, admitted possessing and making indecent child images. He also pleaded guilty to having extreme porn featuring an animal.

Recorder Wyn Lloyd Jones told him: “The pre-sentence report makes very worrying reading. You started off by being abusive to the probation officer and later said ‘it’s not my problem, they are not my children’.”

A sexual harm prevention order was made for ten years and Bolton must register as a sex offender for the same period.

Defence barrister Simon Mintz said Bolton’s relationship of six years had ended and he lost his home and he was belligerent and uncooperative because of his predicament.

Bolton had never been suspected of a sexual offence against a child, counsel added

May 2015

Man searched for bestiality on Conwy library computer

A man caught searching for bestiality on a Conwy library computer had child abuse images on his own laptop at home, a special court heard.

Jay Bolton, 28, of Conwy, admitted possessing 94 indecent child images in April 2014 and making child abuse images in 2012.

He also pleaded guilty to having bestiality pornography during a hearing before magistrates in Llandudno.

Bolton will be sentenced at Caernarfon Crown Court on 19 June