November 2019

Peterborough sex offender who downloaded extreme pornographic images involving animals

A Peterborough sex offender who downloaded extreme pornographic images involving animals has been jailed for 17 months.

Allan Dobbe, (73), was visited by officers from the Public Protection Unit (PPU) on 10 September as part of a routine check on registered sex offenders.

During the visit to Dobbe’s home officers discovered a laptop which was not installed with risk management monitoring software – a direct breach of his notification requirements.

Further investigation found he had also downloaded 18 images and five videos that included bestiality.

In addition, he had also been deleting his internet history and had created a new email address, both breaches of the requirements of his Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Dobbe, of All Saints Road, Peterborough, pleaded guilty to possession of an extreme pornography of an animal, two counts of breaching his SHPO and one count of failing to comply with his notification requirements.

On 21 October at Peterborough Crown Court he was sentenced to 17 months in prison and ten years on the Sex Offenders Register.