February 2018

‘Predatory’ sex offender was texting 13-year-old boy and friend-requesting 11-year-old Filipino boys

A ‘predatory sex offender’ who repeatedly contacting young boys, despite being banned from doing so, has been spared another jail sentence.

Jaime Stringer was not only texting a 13-year-old lad in north Swindon but also ‘friending’ Filipino boys as young as 11 via Facebook.

The 19-year-old was put on a sexual harm prevention order, restricting his liberty, after a string of sex offences starting when he was just 12 years old.

But he continued to breach the restrictions, designed to keep him away from young boys, leading to him being jailed last April.

Now after hearing the latest offending took place before he went to custody a judge imposed a suspended sentence with restrictions.

Stringer was told he may not go to the Park North, Park South and Walcot areas and must complete a sexual offenders course.

Colin Meeke, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court how the latest sexual harm prevention order was imposed in August 2016 for a variety of sex offences.

But within two weeks his mum spotted him on play equipment at Sandy Park, near Asda Wal-Mart, talking to a 13-year-old boy.

The youngster was tracked down and it was discovered there had been a lot of text messaging between them, in breach of the order.

Mr Meeke said there were also concerns about his Facebook use and it was discovered that he had been in touch with some Filipino boys as young as 11 years old.

He said in chat logs with two lads he asks the younger one for a pictures of him in his underwear and one of the genitals of the older lad, thought to be 15 or 16.

Stringer, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to breaching a sexual harm prevention order and attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.

In April last year he was jailed for 14 months for breaching the order by living at a house where there were young children. That hearing was told that he had been described by the probation service as a ‘predatory sex offender’.

Passing sentence Judge Tim Mousley QC said “All of the offences I have to sentence you for today occurred before the sentence I imposed on you last year.

“One way of looking at your position is to say you have not breached this sexual harm prevention order for about a year. But for a large part of that, March to September, you have been in custody and you have been in custody again since I remanded you.

“I am quite satisfied that you do need the intensive and specialist intervention that is now suggested. You could be required to live at a particular address, you could be made subject of a prohibited activity requirement which would restrict the areas in Swindon you could go to. And you could be made subject to a suspended sentence of imprisonment.”

He imposed an 18 month jail term suspended for two years with the conditions and extended the order for ten years.