May 2019

Man looked at indecent child images despite being on course aimed at stopping him

A pervert said to have a compulsion to look at indecent images of children, has been jailed.

Dominic Davey, 24, of Bakery Fields at Brynteg, Wrexham, said to live in his room, watched Japanese animation of child sexual abuse.

He  previously admitted attempting to possess illegal child images.

Mold Crown Court heard how he had received a suspended prison sentence  in 2017 for similar offending but breached it.

In June of last year he was placed on another suspended sentence.

But he had continued to offend and it emerged that he lived an isolated life in his room and had a compulsion to look at such material – while attending courses aimed at stopping him doing it.

Judge Niclas Parry jailed him for 15 months for the new offences and  activated 12 months from the previous suspended sentence consecutive –  making 27 months in all.

He was ordered to register with the police as a sex offender for 10 years.

A 10 year sexual harm prevention order was made.

While subject to suspended sentences and a sexual harm prevention order, he continued to search for “this disgusting material, knowing the  consequences, but that did not deter you,” the judge said.

It was right that he had previously, as a young man of no previous convictions, been given an opportunity.

The view had been taken that the public would be better protected if he  was given that opportunity.

“Yes, you were complying with the programmes and co-operating,” the  judge said.”You were giving all the appearances that it was an order that was working.

“But throughout you were viewing disgracefully serious images which included the most serious, the rape of young children.”

The stage had now been reached where the court had to consider an  extended sentence as a dangerous offender.

“In my view you meet the criteria.

“There is a very high risk that you will commit further offences which  had serious harm inducing serious psychological harm to young children,”  he said.