Update: Parkes caught in Birmingham by paedophile hunting team – Remanded because of previous offending – To appear in court in September 2018

July 2017

Man who possessed indecent images of children had girl, 3, staying in his Blackpool flat

A man defied the terms of a sex offenders orders imposed on him after he was convicted of possessing indecent images of children.

Phillip Parkes invited two girls age 19 and 16 to stay at his flat in Blackpool for several days at a time

Then he had a three year old girl to stay overnight.

Prosecutor Eddie Harrison told Blackpool Magistrates that 38-year-old

Parkes of Reads Avenue had broken the terms of his Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) imposed at Crown Court and which lasted for five years.

He infringed the terms by failing to tell the authorities that the two teenage girls had stayed with him for over 12 hours at a time.

He also broke the order by having the three year old at his home without supervision.

The prosecutor said that what Parkes had done surfaced after a routine visit to his home by police officers.

The officers questioned the girls and their parents and none knew of Parkes’ SOPO or past history.

One of them said Parkes had told him he had moved to Blackpool because he was in trouble over a fight.

Parkes was sentenced to 24 weeks jail suspended for two years and ordered to do 40 hours rehabilitation. He must pay £200 in costs.

April 2016

Pervert caught with child sexual abuse images on phone

Pervert Phillip Parkes downloaded indecent images of children as young as three-years-old.

The 27-year-old dad looked at the images on his phone in the three-and-a-half months before his arrest.

Police executed a warrant at the defendant’s Chell Heath home and recovered a total of 48 images on a mobile found in his bedroom.

There were three images at category A – the most serious, 12 at category B and 33 at category C. Some had been deleted.

The images were mainly of girls aged three to five but some were aged up to 15.

Now Parkes has been handed a two-year community order at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

Prosecutor Adam Watkins said police executed a search warrant on June 25 at an address in Bishop Road, where the defendant lived with his mum.

Mr Watkins said: “Police retrieved the images from a Motorola phone found in his bedroom. He was the registered subscriber.

“The images were all stills, rather than movies.

“They were downloaded in the three-and-a-half months before his arrest.”

The defendant declined to answer any questions in his first police interview.

But in his second, after the phone had been examined, he claimed he received the images from an ‘online friend’. He said he intended to block that friend but never got round to it.

Parkes, who now lives in Blackpool, pleaded guilty to three offences of making indecent images of children.

Judge David Fletcher sentenced Parkes to a two-year community order with a rehabilitation activity requirement for 50 days and a requirement to complete the ‘Maps For Change’ project.

He was also made the subject of a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and was placed on the sex offenders’ register for the same length of time.

Judge Fletcher said: “You must never forget when you are looking at or downloading these images of children that they are real children.

“They have been vilely exploited somewhere in the world so that people like you can have a look at the images.

“Can you imagine a situation where children were being made to do what the images of the children you had on your phone were made to do? It is beyond comprehension for most decent people.

“I do not think for a minute you thought about that. But hopefully with assistance over the next two years you will be able to realise just how harmful your behaviour is.”

Parkes must also pay £870 costs.