18th Sep, 2019

Sex offender jailed after spending night with mum and daughter

Ross Crawford 12th Mar, 2019

A FORMER Studley man has been jailed after spending nights at the home of a woman with a young daughter – without revealing he had a conviction for child sex offences.

That put Toby Rogers in breach of a sexual harm prevention order imposed when he was jailed in 2015 for abusing a girl in a Bromsgrove park, a judge at Warwick Crown Court heard.

Rogers, 25, now of Clopton Road, Stratford, pleaded guilty to breaching the sexual harm prevention order and breaching the terms of his registration as a sex offender.

Rogers, previously of The Grove, Studley, was jailed for three years by Judge Andrew Lockhart QC, who also imposed a new sexual harm prevention order for ten years.

Prosecutor Matthew Barnes said that when Rogers was jailed in 2015 the judge who sentenced him also made him subject to a sexual harm prevention order for five years.

Among the requirements was that he was not to spend the night at any address where a child under the age of 16 was living, and that he should reveal his conviction if he formed a relationship with a mother of a child.

As part of his registration as a sex offender he had also to inform the police if he was staying at an address where any person under the age of 18 was living.

The court heard Rogers had breached his licence conditions on two occasions before forming a relationship with a mother-of-four from Carterton in Oxfordshire.

Without telling her he was a convicted sex offender, Rogers had spent the night at her home on around five occasions when her children, including a ten-year-old girl, were in the house.

Kelly Cyples, defending, said ‘contact was minimal’ with the youngest children.

But Judge Lockhart said the seriousness was the risk of harm if Rogers had got up in the night and gone into the children’s room.

He told Rogers: “I have to deal with you for breaching the sexual harm prevention order on five occasions when she did not know of your conviction and once when she did. These are really grave matters.”

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