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A registered sex offender has been jailed for more than two years after he breached a sexual harm prevention order.
Kevin Chaffey, 49, of Meryon Road in Alresford, was previously convicted in April 2022 for the improper importation of indecent or obscene articles, making and possessing indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of children, and possessing extreme pornographic images.
He was handed a 24-month suspended prison sentence and a ten-year sexual harm prevention order, which prohibited him from having mobile devices without registering them with the police first.
In September 2022 officers found an unregistered mobile phone at Chaffey's home address.
On Friday 21 October 2022 at Winchester Crown Court, Chaffey was sentenced after pleading guilty to breaching a sexual harm prevention order.
He was sentenced to 28 months in prison.
PC Gemma Southcott, from the Internet Child Abuse Team, said: "Chaffey is a danger to children and the wider public, and this is further evidenced by his complete disregard for the SHPO imposed by the courts.
"These types of order are imposed specifically for the purpose of restricting the activities of sex offenders and protecting our communities.
“There are of course individuals such as Chaffey who deliberately ignore what is required of them, and are rightly sent to prison for this.
“We take the management of sex offenders incredibly seriously, and invest significant resources into doing so in order to keep the public safe.
"I hope this case provides reassurance to people of our commitment to monitoring dangerous individuals in the community, and insuring they are dealt with robustly when they don't comply with what is required of them."