August 2016

Paedophile found guilty of breaching sexual offences prevention order


A CONVICTED sex offender was back in court after he was caught with two computers he was not allowed to have.

Alexander Korbey, of The Greencroft in Salisbury, appeared in Salisbury Magistrates Court on Friday, after facing two charges of breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

The order had been made in March 2013 after the 31-year-old was convicted of downloading and possessing indecent images of children.

The court banned him from owning any devices with internet access, unless he had told the police beforehand.

But, earlier this year, police seized two Raspberry Pi computers which Korbey had failed to declare.

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into a television and keyboard.

It can be used for most computer tasks, including browsing the internet and playing high-definition video.

Prosecuting, Keith Ballinger said Korbey had received regular visits from the police, who discussed the details of the order with him on a number of occasions, but Korbey failed to tell police about these computers.

He was arrested for breaching his order and pleaded guilty to owning both devices on June 17.

It was not the first time Korbey had breached the order; he was convicted in 2015 of downloading software onto a tablet that prevented anyone, including police, from seeing his browsing history.

Bench chairman Robert Oglesby sentenced Korbey to four weeks in prison, suspended for one year.

He must also complete ten days of rehabilitation at the rate of one day a month.

This came despite a probation worker advising the court that Korbey had already completed the Sex Offenders’ Treatment Programme and would be unlikely to benefit any further from the course.

Mr Oglesby said: “This is to keep tabs on you and remind you how serious the offence was.”