CrimeGosportNewsTop Stories

Man sentenced for breaching sexual prevention order

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced that a “serial offender” has been officially sentenced to a total of forty months imprisonment after admitting multiple breaches of their “Sexual Harm Prevention Order”; which included counts of making indecent images of children, distributing indecent images of children and possessing “extreme pornography”.

Thirty-one year old male Alexander Edward Davies, of Pavilion Way, Gosport, recently appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court following his arrest. This came after officers identified a phone that was uploading indecent images of children to the internet; the device being found at a family member’s home and was hidden with the usage being linked to Davies.

This amounted to breaking his Sexual Harm Prevention Order, which is ordered by the court and places restrictions on a person’s behaviour in order to protect the public from sexual harm. It can last for any length of timing and restrictions can be varied depending on the offences carried out; with further information being available to read online on this link.

Investigating officer PC Gemma Southcott stated: “Whilst these were not contact offences, the breaches of the ‘Sexual Harm Prevention Order’ are very serious and I’m pleased that Davies’ sentence reflects this. We take the management of sex offenders incredibly seriously and invest significant resources into doing everything we can to keep people safe.”

“Officers will often make unannounced visits to offenders where they may be subject to intrusive investigative interview processes. This helps us understand the offender’s routines, interests and behaviours so we can closely monitor them. We can also examine their digital devices to ensure they are sticking to all of the ‘legal requirements’ imposed on them. These orders are put in place to protect the public / communities and ensure that all these individuals do not re-offend.”

PICTURED BY HAMPSHIRE POLICE: Graphic used by force to show all court results including verdict and sentences.