May 2023

Sex offender carried off on stretcher after he collapses in the dock

A convicted paedophile pretended to collapse in the dock as he was told he was going to prison for a year.

Sex offender Wayne Maycock’s sentencing hearing had been paused around 15 minutes earlier after he began to suffer a nosebleed.

Told by judge Recorder John Bate-Williams that only an immediate custodial sentence was appropriate for his 20 separate breaches of a sexual harm prevention order, the 51-year-old slid from the bench in the dock of courtroom four at Oxford Crown Court.

He appeared to come round from his faint as more custody staff piled into the dock from the cells below the courtroom.

Paramedics could be seen taking the Banbury man away on a stretcher after 4pm on Thursday (May 18).

Earlier, prosecutor Mike Hollis said that Maycock was originally made subject to sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) in 2016, when he was given a three year community order for looking at indecent images of children.

The SHPO banned him from having any internet-enabled device that had not been registered with the police.

He breached that order twice in 2018 and 2019.

Devices seized from him on the second occasion were later found to contain indecent images of children, earning him an 18 month stint behind bars in 2020.

Police officers visited Maycock’s home on November 23 last year. A search of his property revealed around 20 different devices stashed around the property, including USB sticks, external hard drives, a computer tower, and an Xbox games console hard drive.

Two mobile phones were found on different tables in the living room, while a memory stick was discovered in a kitchen cupboard.

He later claimed that the devices had been returned to him by the police in 2016 and he had ‘forgotten’ about them.

That was a lie. Recorder Bate-Williams noted that one of the phones seized was ‘actually turned on at the time of the search’ in November.

Maycock, of Thornbury Rise, Banbury, pleaded guilty at the magistrates’ court to 20 breaches of the sexual harm prevention order. He had 23 previous convictions, mostly for dishonesty.

Sentencing, Recorder Bate-Williams expressed sympathy with the defendant for the terrible family tragedy.

But he told him: “You must learn the importance of abiding by the very clear terms of the order.”

December 2016

Man with indecent pictures of young children avoids prison

A pervert who had more than 1000 indecent images of children on a laptop and USB sticks was handed a community sentence.

Wayne Maycock, of Thornbury Rise, Banbury, was handed a 36-month community order after he pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent photographs of children.

Oxford Crown Court heard how Maycock, 45, was arrested at his mother’s address on March 17.

On Thursday, prosecuting Cathy Olliver said of the 1,036 images found on a laptop and a number of USB sticks, 125 of them were of a category A nature.

She added 75 of the category A images, were ‘moving images’ with one image involving a female child aged between one to three years.

She added there were 272 indecent category B images and 639 indecent category C images.

Defending, Alistair Grainger said Maycock admitted his crimes ‘from the outset’.

He added Maycock had no previous sexual offences, but did have a record of anti-social type crimes.

Sentencing, Recorder Sailesh Mehta said Maycock indicated an early plea at the earliest opportunity.

He said ‘aggravating factors’ he took into account when sentencing were the ages and the activities the children were subjected to in relation to the category A photographs.

He added: “He is a man with a number of previous convictions.”

Maycock along with his community sentence will undergo a 25-day rehabilitation activity requirement and a 30-day internet sex offenders treatment programme.

He is also subject to a sexual harm prevention order indefinitely.