October 2017

Sex offender sent back to prison after having contact with children under 16

A 33-year-old man has been sent back to prison after breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order by having contact with children under the age of 16.

Damien Thompson, formerly of Caunton Avenue, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching the order on Monday (October 30).

He was given 12 months for the first breach and four months for a second breach which will be served concurrently with the order remaining in place.

PC Helen Lock said: “The way Thompson completely disregarded his sexual harm prevention order proves how little remorse he has for his previous actions or understanding of how inappropriate they were.

“Thompson is a danger to children – this is not the first time he has breached his Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

“I am pleased with the outcome and I am glad that he is off the streets and back in prison, where he belongs.”

In 2015, Thompson was handed a 10 year Sexual Harm Prevention Order that banned him from having contact with anyone under the age of 16 as well as residing in any premises where there is a child under the age of 16.

In relation to the first breach, acting on information that children were at a property that Thompson has connections to, officers attended an address in St Ann’s on August 5.

He was then interviewed and admitted breaching his Sexual Harm Prevention Order by having contact with children under the age of 16.

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