Police catch pervert after being sent photo of him on day out with mum and child at North Staffordshire beauty spot
Pervert Dean Hearson has been jailed after he breached a court order which prevents him having unsupervised contact with children.
The 50-year-old was sentenced to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) last year after failing to comply with the notification requirements of the sex offenders’ register.
One of the conditions of the order is that the defendant is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with children.
But Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard he breached the order by meeting a woman and her child – without the approval of social services – on April 22 and May 19.
Now Hearson has been jailed for three months.
Prosecutor David James said the police received a photograph of the defendant with a child at Tittesworth Reservoir on May 19.
Mr James said: “Police arrested the defendant and seized his phone. They found various pictures on the phone which related to him being at Matlock Baths with the same child.
“The breach was because there must be no unsupervised contact. It has to be authorised by social services.
“The child’s mother made it clear she had arranged to meet the defendant.
“There was no suggestion of any inappropriate sexual activity with the child.”
Judge Paul Glenn said: “The contact with the child was supervised on both occasions. You were with other adults, in particular, the child’s mother.
“The supervisor had to be assessed as suitable by social services.
Convicted sex offender, 49, caught sleeping in same motorhome as a schoolboy… now he’s been jailed
Pervert Dean Hearson has been jailed after he slept in the same motorhome as a teenage boy.
The 49-year-old was placed on the sex offenders’ register after he was convicted of making indecent images of children.
He was made subject to notification requirements which included him not being allowed to stay in a household for more than 12 hours where a child was living.
The defendant also had to notify the police of any changes of his name or address and any bank accounts or credit cards he had.
But Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard the defendant breached the requirements by:
sleeping in the same motorhome as a schoolboy;
using a false name of Dean Clayton to obtain a pass for an event and;
being in possession of several credit cards and failing to inform the police he had a Lloyds Bank account.