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PC World paedophile flouted sexual offences prevention order

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: July 25, 2014

Gloucester Crown Court

Gloucester Crown Court

PAEDOPHILE Daniel Powell, who took an up-the-skirt photo of a six-year-old girl, is back behind bars.

The 33-year-old has appeared in court and admitted flouting his sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) and making indecent photographs of children.

Powell was sparred jail in August 2013 after he took a picture of the young girl at his then workplace in PC World in Cheltenham.

Instead he was ordered to go on an intensive rehabilitation programme.

But he failed to take advantage of the chance and was back in court after being found with more child porn images.

Powell of Southgate Street in Gloucester pleaded guilty to four counts of making indecent photographs of children between April 2013 and February this year.

The court heard he also admitted a further three counts of breaching his SOPO by deleting the internet history on his mobile phone, which should have been available for police to inspect.

Judge Jamie Tabor QC said he was a “very worrying young man”.

He said: “He is a very troubling man. He was going around taking pictures of young girl’s skirts.

“He seems to have no idea he has behaved quite so badly.”

Powell’s offences began in 2009 when he was given a two-year prison sentence for making and distributing explicit images of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend online without her knowledge or consent.

But just months after his release, Powell was back online looking at illegal pictures.

Between February 2011 and September 2012, Powell pleaded guilty to 10 charges of possessing or making hundreds of images of children and extreme pornography as well as taking the picture of the girl at his PC World workplace.

He was caught for those offences when he tried to access a compromised website and the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children tipped officers off.

The court heard clearly his prison sentence had not deterred him and instead he was given a suspended jail term, a two-year supervision order, 10 years on the Sex Offender Register and the rehabilitation programme.

Powell was remanded in custody at HMP Hewell until sentencing on Monday, August 11.

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