Felixstowe: Man, 32, jailed after trying to convince 15-year-old girl to meet up for a ‘good time’
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A PAEDOPHILE who tried to persuade a 15-year-old girl to meet up with him for a “good time” has been jailed for 21 months.
Richard Stean, 32, had been made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order by a court in 2009 banning him from contacting children under 16 and inviting children under 16 to his home, Ipswich Crown Court heard.
He breached the order by inviting a 15-year-old boy back to his flat and by allowing the boy to use his phone to contact his 13-year-old girlfriend last September.
Police seized Stean’s mobile phone after arresting him in January and discovered text messages between him and a 15-year-old girl from Peterborough in which Stean had invited her to join him for “a good time”, said Charles Kellett, prosecuting.
Stean, of Leopold Road, Felixstowe, admitted three breaches of a sexual offences prevention order and was jailed for a total of 21 months.
Jailing him, Recorder Christopher Morgan said Stean had been given a 12- month prison sentence in 2009 for a sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl and had breached the sexual offences prevention order in 2011 by contacting a 13-year-old girl.
Mr Kellett said Stean had seen the 15-year-old boy in Felixstowe in September last year and during a conversation had agreed to let the boy use his mobile phone to ring his girlfriend.
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Ian Duckworth, for Stean, said his client had been due to attend the Thames Valley Sex Offenders’ Treatment Programme this month.