April 2018

Rotherham youth worker admits possessing indecent images of children

A Rotherham youth worker has been placed on the Sex Offenders Register after admitting possessing indecent images of children.

Jason O’Hanlon, aged 24, pleaded guilty to making indecent images of children on what should have been the first day of his trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

The youth worker was employed at Team Katalyst at the time, which had centres in Rotherham and Barnsley before it re-branded as NovaCity after a director was also caught with indecent images of children on his computer. 

O’Hanlon, of Beech Road, Wath, pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children on Tuesday and received a two-year-suspended prison sentence, a five-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for two years.

His computer equipment, where the images were found, was ordered to be destroyed.

He was sentenced to a 36-month community order, given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

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