January 2018

‘Super Mario Likes to Get Stoned’ was student’s user name

A STUDENT who had restrictions put on his computer use after being prosecuted for making child abuse images as a teenager has been back in court.

Joshua Vasiliou, 22, broke a condition of his Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) and the requirements of his notification on the sex offenders’ register.

The breaches were discovered – along with text messages showing he sold cannabis – when police made a routine visit to his home in Egmont Road in Middlesbrough.

Teesside Crown Court heard a Mac Book he was using had its search history deleted, and Vasiliou, a computer gaming design student, had used aliases on social media sites.

Defence barrister Robert Mochrie said there was nothing sinister about the user-name Super Mario Likes to Get Stoned, more “an indication of the kind of lifestyle he had”, and the lap-top belonged to a friend who regularly deleted its history to maintain it.

Vasiliou admitted breaching his SHPO, possessing Class B drugs with intent to supply, and failing to comply with the sex offenders’ register, and was given a ten-month suspended prison sentence with 150 hours’ unpaid work.

The court heard he was convicted at Wood Green Crown Court in 2014 for making indecent images of children.

Judge Howard Crowson told him: “You’re a full-time student. You’ve achieved that by working hard since your last sentence. You were a success in the sense there is no evidence you returned to that type of behaviour.”