Convicted Boston sex offender admits breaching order after being caught looking at extreme pornography online

Convicted sex offender escapes jail after breaching supervision order
Convicted sex offender escapes jail after breaching supervision order

A convicted sex offender put himself at risk of going back to jail after he was caught looking for extreme pornography on the internet.

A convicted sex offender put himself at risk of going back to jail after he was caught looking for extreme pornography on the internet.

Raymond Smith was given an eight month jail sentence back in January 2017 for offences of making indecent photographs of children.

Edna Leonard, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that after Smith was released from his sentence he was monitored under the terms of a sexual harm prevention order.

Miss Leonard said "One of the terms of the order was that he was not allowed to delete the history of his use of the internet.

"The defendant's risk manager conducted an unannounced home visit.

"On inspection of his mobile phone it was realised that the internet activity and the search history did not match. It was obvious there had been deletions.

"The web addresses that had been searched were for extreme pornography featuring bestiality. There were 16 visits to websites and the addresses all indicated extreme pornography. It was quite obvious. There was no doubt what the defendant was searching for. There is also no doubt that he deliberately deleted the searches he conducted."

Raymond Smith, 59, of Middlecott Close, Boston, admitted breaching the terms of a sexual harm prevention order. He was given a nine month jail suspended for two years with up to 30 rehabilitation activity days and 100 hours of unpaid work.

Judge John Pini QC told him "If you do this again you will go to prison."

Sunil Khanna, in mitigation, said that Smith began to search for pornography because he was lonely.

Mr Khanna said "Having been released from his custodial sentence he found that his marriage had been destroyed.

"He found himself living in a shared house. He was quite clearly toxic to all employers because of his previous conviction.

"He was isolated and depressed. He had no family in the area and no friends. He was at a very low ebb and he accepts he was searching for this material."