Coventry paedophile, 42, jailed for breaching order by posing as teen on internet to get naked pictures - The Coventry Observer

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Coventry paedophile, 42, jailed for breaching order by posing as teen on internet to get naked pictures

Editorial Correspondent 21st Oct, 2019 Updated: 21st Oct, 2019

A DIVORCED man who had posed as a teenager to try to get girls to send naked pictures of themselves kept a phone secret from his offender manager after being given a suspended sentence.

And at Warwick Crown Court, Jaspal Hir was jailed for four months after pleading guilty to breaching a sexual harm prevention order imposed at the court two years go.

Hir (42) of Bedford Road, Longford, Coventry, had also admitted the offence put him in breach of the six-month suspended sentence he had been given on that occasion.

Prosecutor Stefan Kolodynski said the suspended sentence had been imposed for two offences of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two of possessing extreme pornography.

The police had been contacted by the mother of a 14-year-old Leicester girl who had found social media conversations of a sexual nature on her daughter’s phone.

On the phone there was evidence of conversations between the girl and supposedly a 17-year-old youth encouraging her to perform sex acts and to send him naked pictures of herself, although fortunately she was sensible enough not to send any.

The police traced the messages she had been sent to Hir, and when his phone and computer were examined, officers found he had also been involved in similar conversations with another 14-year-old girl, again with requests for images of a sexual nature.

The sexual harm prevention order imposed when he was sentenced for those matters prohibited him from having devices capable of accessing the internet without telling his police offender manager within three days.

But when his offender manager visited him at his home in September and asked if he had any internet-enabled devices, Hir produced a Samsung phone, said Mr Kolodynski.

Hir, who was found to have deleted some of his message history, said he had bought it two or three months earlier, and admitted he had not informed the officer about it.

Andris Skudra, defending, said Hir had had a phone which had previously been inspected by the officer, but dropped it and the screen broke.

“He scrapped it and inserted the sim card in the new phone, but what he did not do was produce the new phone to the police. He had told his probation officer, but not his offender manager.”

But following an adjournment for that to be checked, the judge heard that Hir’s probation officer said he had never told her about the phone – because she would have had to record that and pass on the information if he had.

Hir was jailed for two months for failing to notify the police about the phone, consecutive to two months of the suspended sentence which he was also ordered to serve.

Judge Anthony Potter told him: “In the summer of this year, and I accept it may have been because your old phone broke, you got a new phone.

“You had a choice, and you chose not to tell the police within three days, or indeed within three weeks or within a month.

“It was advanced that you told a probation officer. You know I had checks made, because if you had done that, it would have taken away a great degree of the harm. But I have received information there is no record of that.

“Given the reasons behind the sexual harm prevention order, the guidelines take breaches of crown court orders very seriously, and in my judgement this was a deliberate breach.

“You were told in October 2017 you were being given a chance, and that if you committed further offences the suspended sentence could be activated.

“It seems to me I have no choice other than to activate, at least in part, that suspended sentence. It will remind you that court orders are to be obeyed, not breached.”

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