A paedophile who is “petrified” of prison has been put behind bars after breaching a prevention order for the third time.
Lee Dominy was put on the sex offenders’ register and made subject of a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) after being jailed for 21 months in 2019 after being found with indecent images and extreme pornography.
But the 33-year-old went on the breach the SHPO in November 2021 and received a caution, before breaching it a second time and receiving a community order.
Despite being under supervision, Dominy breached the SHPO for a third time in March last year, when police carried out a routine check of his home and found he had an un-registered email address and an un-registered username on an app.
Dominy, of Quayside Court, Blyth, was hauled back in front of a judge at Newcastle Crown Court to be sentenced for breaching a sexual harm prevention order and breaching notification requirements.
He had pleaded guilty to the offences.
The court heard that in 2019, Dominy had been jailed for 21 months and made subject of a sexual harm prevention order for offences of possessing indecent images, possession of extreme pornography, and perverting the course of justice.
In November 2021, he breached the SHPO – which remains in place until 2029 – and he was cautioned.
However, the caution did not deter him, and he breached the order a second time and was made subject of a community order. But on March 7 this year, he breached the order for a third time.
Michael Bunch, prosecuting, told the court the offences came to light following a routine home visit, saying: “He provided his mobile phone, that was registered, but checks revealed several email accounts, one of which was not registered.”
Mr Bunch said that officers also found an app which had an unregistered username attached to it.
He added: “Police continued their attendance at the address and asked for other devices, he denied having anything further. A search of the address revealed a number of USB sticks, a smart TV, and a tablet under his bed he claimed he had forgotten about. He was arrested and interviewed and made full admissions.”
Sentencing Dominy, Recorder Anthony Hawks told him there was a “disturbing history” in his case, saying: “You have taken no notice of that order whatsoever. The time has come when it has got to be brought home to you.”
Dominy was jailed for 16 months.
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