Northampton paedophile breached sex offence order by downloading animal porn and child abuse images

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A convicted paedophile from Northampton admitted breaking the terms of his lifetime Sexual Harm Prevention Order by downloading child abuse images - and animal porn videos.

Former serviceman Neil Bowyer, 62, of Washbrook Road, Little Billing, was made to sign the register for life by Newcastle-upon-Tyne Crown Court on November 12, 2010 for a separate offence of possessing child abuse images.

But at Northampton Crown Court yesterday he pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent images of children. The charges related to 14 still and moving images found on Bowyer’s computer.

He also admitted breaching his Sexual Harm Prevention Order by accessing the images online and for using deletion software to clear files form his computer.

Appearing in court wearing a V-neck cardigan and sporting a grey beard, he pleaded guilty to a further charge of possessing an extreme pornographic image, which portrayed “in an explicit way, a person performing intercourse with an animal.”

All the charges dated back to 2014.

Judge Rupert Mayo gave Bowyer unconditional bail until a sentencing hearing in the week commencing February 27.

He ordered for probation services to draw up a full pre-sentence report and psychologically assess Bowyer.

Judge Mayo said of the defendant’s likely sentence: “I’m not giving you any promises. Breaching an order is always going to be seen by the courts as a very serious matter.”

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