Sex offender jailed for IT ban breach

Adrian Dehavilland
Adrian Dehavilland

A CONVICTED Wigan sex offender who breached a court order relating to his internet use has been jailed for 22 months.

A judge told Adrian Dehavilland that in his opinion they were “serious breaches” and an immediate jail sentence had to be imposed.

The 50-year-old of Linney Square, Scholes, had been due to face trial but then changed his plea to guilty to breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order imposed on him in 2012.

The order was amended on June 12 this year but within days - July 3 - he had breached it, said Ken Grant, prosecuting.

A condition of the order was he could not possess a computer or related equipment without permission from the police.

But when officers raided his home they discovered a smart TV which could access the internet and a USB storage device.

Liverpool Crown Court heard that Dehavilland has 19 previous convictions for sex offences and was jailed for five years for false imprisonment in 2010.

Martyn Walsh, defending, said that the two breaches had occurred in a short period of time and were “minor” breaches.