PERVERT SEARCHED FOR IMAGES OF TOM DALEY; Calderdale man sent to jail again.
Byline: EXAMINER News Correspondent firstname.lastname@example.org
A PERVERT who searched the internet for images of young Olympic diver Tom Daley will only be allowed to own the most basic type of mobile phone after a judge described him as a determined sex offender.
Trevor Emmett, 38, who used to live in Elland, is now back behind bars after his latest breach of a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) designed to stop him covering up his sick searches for pornographic material.
Emmett was jailed for nine months last June after police raided his Elland flat and found hundreds of depraved images and films which he had accessed shortly after his release from a previous jail term.
Emmett was jailed for nine months in July 2009 after he admitted possessing more than 12,000 indecent images of youngsters.
Last month police officers monitoring Emmett's compliance with the SOPO went to his new home in Edward Close, Southowram, Halifax, and asked him to hand over his mobile phone.
Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday that he was banned from deleting any internet search history on his electronic devices, but after telling officers he was going to his bedroom to retrieve the phone that is exactly what he did.
Emmett pleaded guilty to breaching the SOPO when he appeared before Calderdale Magistrates Court earlier this month and during that hearing it was stated that he had been looking at gay porn and searching for "a young Tom Daley".
Emmett, who has learning difficulties, maintained that on this occasion he had not been looking for sexual images involving children.
Judge John Potter jailed Emmett for 16 months for what he described as a flagrant breach of the order imposed by the court last year.
The judge said: "You are, Mr Emmett, in my judgement a determined sex offender.
"You are prepared blatantly to ignore court orders which are properly in place and designed to protect the public from harm by you.
"You, on the face of it, show limited willingness to address this potential for harm whilst you are in the community."
The judge revoked the existing SOPO and replaced it with a new one which includes a ban on Emmett possessing any device which is capable of accessing the internet or storing digital images.
Prosecutor Stephen Wood explained Emmett could still use the internet either at a library or internet cafe where access to material was restricted.
But the indefinite SOPO also means Emmett will only be able to own a mobile phone which does not have internet access or a camera.
| INTERNET SEARCH: Olympic diver Tom Daley was named in the case as someone sex offender Trevor Emmett had been looking for pictures of