Update: Judge Jeremy Lea sentenced Clow on Monday (October 9) to 18 months in prison.
He ordered he sign the sex offenders’ register and be on a Sex Offences’ Prevention Order for ten years.
Sex offender arrested at airport after breaching court order
A sex offender was arrested at an airport after going abroad in defiance of a court order, city magistrates were told.
Edward Clow, 29, is subject to Sex Offences’ Prevention Order and has to tell police if he plans foreign trips, said Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting.
As he flew back from Portugal, Clow was detained at Heathrow Airport. He must now face a judge at Nottingham Crown Court to be sentenced on October 9.
Unconditional bail was granted to Clow of Holgate Road, The Meadows . He admitted breaching the order by acquiring an internet enabled mobile phone and accessing pornography on July 15; failing to give notification on January 5 of foreign travel to Lisbon; failing to give details of a new passport on January 5.
The hearing was told that the prevention order was imposed at Nottingham Crown Court in June 2008.
Mr Pietryka told Nottingham magistrates that Clow had breached it in 2009 and 2010, receiving a three-year prison term on the last occasion.
He said that Clow was only allowed to use the internet for “work purposes and study.”
Mr Pietryka told the court: “The third charge relates to pornographic material being looked at on the phone, not illegal pornography.”
Jacqui Callan, mitigating, told the court: “This is the third breach of the order which is dated back to 2008. He is still subject to the order.”
Presiding magistrate Rex Walker, who sat with another JP, told Clow: “This is the third breach of the order. Given the sentence for the second breach, we don’t believe our powers are sufficient.”
Clow is on the Sex Offenders’ Register.