November 2018

Pervert spared prison failed to attend a single day of sex offender course

A pervert spared jail after he was caught with indecent images of children failed to attend a single day of his sex offender course.

Police found Craig Curran’s sickening stash after they were called to his home to investigate a reported domestic incident.

They discovered his partner and her children distressed and Curran hiding in a bedroom at the property on December 2, 2016.

His mobile phone was examined and found to contain images of children

He later confessed but wasn’t sentenced until January 29 this year, when he was handed a three-year community order.

Curran was told to attend a rehabilitation activity requirement lasting 40 days and a Horizon sex offender treatment programme.

But the 30-year-old, of Highgate Court, Edge Hill, failed to complete a single day of the rehabilitation or the Horizon courses.

Curran, who was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for five years, admitted breaching the order at Liverpool Crown Court.

Zahra Baqri, prosecuting, said: “To date the defendant has not completed any days of the rehabilitation activity requirement.

“In terms of contact with his offender manager, the last contact was by way of telephone call on November 8.”

Despite his lack of cooperation, the court heard the Probation Service was willing to continue working with Curran.

Ms Baqri said: “If the defendant is persuasive today and demonstrates a willingness to reengage, the Probation Service would wish the order to continue, to try and make progress.”

Judge Robert Trevor-Jones said that was “extremely generous” and demanded an explanation from the sex offender.

Judge Trevor-Jones said: “I’ve got no confidence at all that you will comply in any meaningful way with this order.”

He said he would re-sentence Curran, who started crying and pleaded: “I’ve only just sorted my medication out.”

The judge replied: “You’ve had 10 months to do that.” Curran begged “please” but was jailed for three months.

As he was sent down he turned and kissed his girlfriend sitting in the public gallery over the dock screen, shouting: “I love you.”