June 2017

Chihuahua paedo jailed again after police find children’s toys at his Hackney home

A convicted paedophile who was banned from keeping Chihuahuas because he used them to “attract girls” has been locked up – again – after police found a box of kids’ toys in his flat.

George Calf, 71, was arrested on June 12 when police found the toys at his home in Mabley Street, South Hackney.

The haul included a Buzz Lightyear figure, a remote controlled helicopter and a clown puppet.

It was the third breach of a sexual harm prevention order made in March to keep the public safe from sex attacker Calf, who was found guilty in 2009 of sexually assaulting a child under 14 in the 1980s.

Calf was caught breaching the ban when he complained to police – and the Gazette – that one of his six dogs had been stolen on May 16.

Officers visited his home to take a statement about the theft and found another dog there.

He got an eight-week prison sentence, suspended for one year, for both breaches at Thames Magistrates Court

on May 16.

But on Monday, after police found the toys, he was jailed for 20 weeks.

A neighbour, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the Gazette: “I feel very uncomfortable seeing him.”

She recalled how she had discovered Calf was a paedophile a few years ago when he “suddenly disappeared” – after being imprisoned.

“In some ways it’s good his neighbours know he’s dangerous,” she said, “because if he moved somewhere else then he would have more leeway with vulnerable children.”

The neighbour also described a bizarre episode shortly after she moved in during which police were called because Calf was cremating one of his dead Chihuahuas in an oil can in his back garden.

“The smell was indescribable,” she said.

“He put wood and petrol in the bottom and set fire to it.

“The dog had been bloated before she died, and didn’t burn very well. He stank the place out.”

She added: “I’ve never found him very neighbourly.”

At court in May, Calf’s barrister said: “Losing the dogs has had a substantial effect on Mr Calf’s health.

“I have a letter from his GP about his mental wellbeing. He’s on medication and having counselling on account of losing the dogs.”

Jan Lamping, deputy chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London North, said: “Sexual harm prevention orders are an effective way of protecting the public from serious sexual harm.

“In this case George Calf was ordered not to possess any childrens’ toys which he was in breach of when police found toys in his home. Where orders are breached the CPS will use its powers to prosecute and see offenders back in court to ensure that they are enforced.”

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