May 2022

Sex offender back behind bars after communicating with girl he believed was 11-years-old

A 40-year-old man has been jailed for breaching his court order after police received information that he had been communicating with a decoy 11-year-old girl.

Tony Martin Jon Small of Old Elvet, Durham was arrested following information he had been communicating with a decoy 11-year-old girl.

The messages were sexual and explicit in nature and were passed to officers who arrested the 40-year-old in Peterlee on April 28.

Following a 24-hour investigation by Peterlee CID, Small was charged with incitement and breach of his Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Small was remanded in custody and yesterday (Wednesday, May 5) pleaded guilty to all charges, before he is sentenced on June 1.

September 2018

Bosham child sex offender jailed

A Bosham man has been given a prison sentence after pleading guilty to multiple sex offences.

Tony Small, 37, of Main Road, Bosham, was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment having pleaded guilty to ten offences, police said.

Small was sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court today (Friday September 28) for three offences of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a girl aged 13 to 15, two offences of attempting to cause a girl aged 13 to 15 to watch a sexual act and five offences of attempting to cause a girl age 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity, police have said.

Police added that the charges relate to three separate people, none of whom come from Sussex.