August 2018: Roy Dove pleaded guilty to one count of breaching his SHPO – a condensed charge made up of the three initial accusations Dove faced at Teesside Magistrates’ Court in April.

Dove, 52, now of Normanby, near Middlesbrough was given a custodial sentence by Judge Howard Crowson which taking into account the time he has already spent in custody, effectively secured his immediate release from prison.

June 2017: Dove has been released and is now living back in Scarborough and near to the Wheatcroft Community Primary School

October 2015

Seized computer had thousands of indecent images of children


A man who travelled to the Philippines to have sex with a 14-year-old girl and then brought back thousands of indecent images and videos of children on his computer has been handed a 40 month prison sentence.

Roy Dove, 50, from Scarborough was arrested by National Crime Agency officers at Manchester Airport in July 2014 after flying back in to the UK.

He was initially wanted by North Yorkshire Police in relation to a number of images that had been found on his work computer, but Dove admitted a laptop he was carrying also contained images and so he was additionally arrested for importation offences.

During later interviews he admitting having intercourse with the girl while he was in south east Asia.

The seized laptop was analysed and found to contain around two thousand indecent images of children and around three hundred indecent videos

Dove pleaded guilty engaging in sexual activity with a child and possessing indecent images of children 

At Manchester Crown Court on Thursday 15 October he was sentenced to 40 months in jail.

He was also placed on the sex offenders register for life and given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.