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A SEX offender deleted the Pinterest app and internet history on his mobile phone - breaching a court order.

Mark Stuart, 46, was made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) in 2014 after a conviction for distributing indecent photographs.

The order included requirements about how Stuart used his mobile phone.

Prosecutor Mahmood Awan told Teesside Magistrates' Court officers inspected the defendant's phone on March 12 and found he was using the Pinterest app to search for pornography.

By May 23 it was discovered he had deleted the app from his phone, in breach of the order.

The defendant pleaded guilty to breaching a SHPO.

Callum Terry, mitigating, said his client had deleted Pinterest because he didn't use it anymore, adding "there was nothing illegal on it".

Magistrates told Stuart, of Troutpool Close, Hartlepool: "We can't deal with your case today, probation have asked for longer.

"We are adjourning your case until the 16th of September."

The defendant was granted unconditional bail until that date.


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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Sep 11, 2019
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