June 2016

Sheffield man jailed for breaching sex offences order


A paedophile from Sheffield has been jailed again for using internet chat rooms to contact children.

Joseph Patrick Hallam, of Auckland Rise, Halfway, was given a seven-year sentence after he admitted breaching a sexual offences prevention order and arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sexual offence.

Hallam is subject to strict conditions under his SOPO and he has served several custodial sentences in the past for sexually abusing children.

Det Sgt Whitehouse said: “He came to our attention again last year when we discovered he had been using internet chat rooms to attempt to engage with girls under 16-years-old.

“He has accepted responsibility for his crime and pleaded guilty, but the significant sentence handed to him for breaching his order demonstrates just how serious this crime is.”