‘Devious and determined’ paedophile jailed for two years
A “devious and determined” paedophile from Carmarthenshire has been jailed for two years after breaching a sexual offence prevention order, and found with more than 100 more indecent images.
Alfie Kendrick Davies appeared at Swansea Crown Court for sentencing on Tuesday morning, having entered guilty pleas to eight separate counts of possessing indecent photographs of children, three breaches of a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) and two counts of failing to comply with notification requirements.
The 21-year-old, of Taliaris, Llandeilo , was subject to the orders after being sentenced in April last year for inciting a boy, 14, to engage in a sexual act, for which he received a 26-week sentence.
But after serving the sentence, Davies re-offended, and on three different dates, he was found with a total of 127 indecent images on Motorola and Alba mobile phone devices, and an iPad, six from category A, the most serious, seven of category B, and 140 category C.
He was found to be browsing the internet on a ‘private browsing mode’ and had social media applications on a phone including Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Grindr, and found to have two Barclays Bank cards without notifying the police, something he was required to do.
He was found with a mobile phone on November 14, an iPad on December 23, and a mobile phone and bank cards on February 27.
Judge Paul Thomas said: “The sentence I previously imposed was a merciful one taking into account your background. You were made subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) and were given a Sexual Offenders Register Requirement.
“You are clearly an intelligent young man and would have understood the requirements. After your release from this sentence you totally ignored the SOPO and deviously and persistently downloaded indecent images of children.
“You were found with a mobile phone and found with indecent images.
“On December 23, you were stopped for motoring matters and were found to be in breach of your SOPO when you had a private browsing mode on your device. What is more, indecent images from categories A, B and C were found.
“Two months later, in February, you were stopped for driving matters and A, B and C images photos were found, and you were in breach of your SOPO by having Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps installed on a phone.
“In total, there were 127 A, B and C images found on your phone, mostly category C, and the only conclusion that I can come to is you blatantly, fragrantly and persistently ignored the court orders placed on you.
“I have read the psychiatric report and the pre-sentence report and I take into account your unhappy experiences in your upbringing.
“There is something that needs to be done to break the cycle, but that cycle can only be broken by you, and there needs to be a complete change in your attitude.
“A further example of your deviousness is the bank cards found on you.
“I have to take your remorse with a large pinch of salt.
“If you were remorseful you would not commit offences time and time again.
“It gives me no case to believe you would co-operate with the requirements of a non-custodial sentence.
“Your devious and determined attempts makes you a risk to young children.
“I have to consider the dangers, and the pre-sentence report writer says there is a high risk of re-offending.”
Judge Thomas gave Davies a two-year prison sentence.