February 2019

Convicted paedophile breached order

A pervert with child sexual abuse images convictions failed to hand over two internet enabled mobile phones to police carrying out a compliance visit.

Blackburn magistrates heard David Daniel Ashley was required to comply with police under the terms of a sexual harm prevention order made at the time of his second conviction for possessing indecent images in 2016.

Ashley, 56, of Brentwood Road, Nelson, pleaded guilty to breach of the order.

He was fined £200 with £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said Ashley was first convicted of child pornography offences in 2012.

When he was convicted of similar offences in 2016 he was put on the sex offender register for life and made subject to the sexual harm prevention order.

“When police carried out a compliance visit he failed to hand over two mobile phones,” said Miss Akhtar.

“They were found in a jacket under the stairs.”

Miss Akhtar said the phones had been sent for examination and warned that further charges would follow if any illegal material was found.