October 2018

Convicted paedophile from Chester admits viewing more child abuse images

A CONVICTED paedophile from Chester has admitted downloading more indecent images of children    

Michael Larsen-Kristenson, 63, pleaded guilty to four charges which included two breaches of a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) and failing to sign on the sex offenders register between March and April this year.

Chester Magistrates Court heard today (Friday, September 28) that a police officer had made an unannounced visit to the defendant’s home earlier this year to check he was not breaking the terms of the order.

He spotted a mobile phone which was later discovered to have been used to visit child porn websites.

It also emerged that Larsen-Kristenson had deleted his internet history and had used software aimed at hiding his internet protocol address.

Alan Currums, prosecuting, told the court that this was all in breach of an SHPO that was granted in March 2015 when Larsen-Kristenson was convicted of “a number of offences involving photos of children”.

At the time he was made the subject of a 10-year SHPO and was ordered to sign on the sex offenders register for the same duration.

The case was committed to Chester Crown Court for sentencing on October 26. Larsen-Kristenson, of New Crane Street, was granted unconditional bail until that date.