A convicted Kendal sex offender has been given “one last chance” by a judge after numerous breaches of a previously imposed court sentence — including using aliases on social media.
Carlton Robert Taylor, 63, had been punished by a judge in 2017 for illegal child image crimes which emerged as he travelled to Canada with almost 50 electronic devices.
Two contained indecent photographs of children, and Taylor was handed a suspended jail term with community requirements.
As part of that sentence, he was also made subject to the strict terms of sex offender notification requirements and a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO).
But he was found to have breached both after police attended his address on March 17, 2020, and seized more than three dozen devices and 30 credit cards.
Taylor had only ever declared one bank account, and that he had no credit cards or internet accessible devices, Carlisle Crown Court heard.
Taylor, of Romney Road, Kendal, admitted twice breaching notification requirements by failing to declare both financial accounts numbering more than 20, and social media profile name aliases.
He also admitted flouting the SHPO in two occasions: by searching websites while in incognito mode, thus not retaining web history, and not declaring a large number of internet-enabled devices without monitoring software fitted.
Taylor had apologised for the breaches which, a crown court judge observed today, were not a furtherance of other criminal activity.
A nine-month jail term was suspended for two years and Taylor must complete a rehabilitation requirement and 180 hours’ unpaid work.
Judge Nicholas Barker concluded Taylor had made “deliberate decisions” as he flouted the orders.
He added: “Whatever age you are, breach of these orders from hence forward will be considered so serious that only an immediate custodial sentence can be imposed. In other words, this is your last chance.”