A paedophile who has persistently breached an order designed to protect young boys from his “entirely inappropriate interest” in them has been jailed again, this time for 32 months.
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Ashley Emmett, 43, of Allerton Road, Girlington, was first convicted of possessing indecent photos of children in 2009.
He was jailed and was made subject to a lifetime sexual offences prevention order.
Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday how Emmett, who is also known as Bradley Ashton-Fernley, first breached the order in 2012 after his release from prison.
Since then he had persistently breached the order and served a number of prison sentences.
The court heard how he was in a cycle of being released from prison, breaching and reoffending and then receiving further jail terms.
At one point in 2015 he had started volunteering with a prison youth project, which allowed him unsupervised contact with boys under 16 – against the order.
However, Prosecutor Alisha Kaye told the court that this time Emmett breached what is now a sexual harm prevention order by failing to notify the police of a new bank card and mobile phone.
She said: “When police visited the defendant’s address on September 4, this debit card was found. The officer also noticed there was a mobile phone box.”
She said Emmett told police he had informed his support workers of the new card and phone, but, she added: “He knew it was his responsibility to notify the police.”
In sentencing, Judge Jonathan Rose told Emmett: “It is perfectly clear that you are a young man who has an entirely inappropriate interest in children.
“The courts have taken steps to protect the public from you, but you continue to have a sexual interest in children.
“You have breached the sexual offences prevention and sexual harm prevention orders made to limit your behaviour.”
He added that he had “no expectation” that a community order would deal with his behaviour, so he was sending him to jail.
Of who to inform about a new bank card or mobile phone, he said: “You have lied about these matters. You know full well it is the police you have to tell.”
He added: “I am firmly of the view that the public needs to be protected from you.”