A 28-year-old registered paedophile from Colchester who breached the terms of a suspended prison sentence order a few weeks after it was made has been jailed for 26 months.
Michael Vinson was given a two year jail term suspended for two years on June 16 last year after he had conversations over a period of a month with an undercover police officer who said he had two nieces aged seven and ten.
During their communication on the Kik messaging and chat app Vinson had said what he was interested in doing sexually and had asked for pictures and for the children’s underwear, Ipswich Crown Court was told.
However, the court heard there was no evidence Vinson had got on a train or bought a train ticket to meet the fictitious girls and he had also made an excuse to the undercover officer about why he couldn’t go to meet them.
Vinson, of Axial Close, Colchester, pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court last year to attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a child sex offence in 2021.
He also admitted possessing two extreme pornographic still images and four videos depicting a person performing sex acts with an animal.
He was given a two-year prison sentence suspended for two years and ordered to 200 hours unpaid work.
He was also given a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement and ordered to take part in a sex offenders’ treatment programme.
He was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for ten years and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for the same period.
On Thursday (April 20) Vinson admitted breaching the suspended sentence order by breaching the sexual harm prevention order and the sex offenders’ registration requirements by staying with a couple and their five-year-old daughter in Yorkshire between July 20-23 last year without telling them he was a registered sex offender and failing to notify the police of a change in his address after he’d been there for more than 12 hours.
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