Pervert breached court order

Must archive'Preston Crown Court in Preston city centre / view
Must archive'Preston Crown Court in Preston city centre / view
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A convicted paedophile has admitted breaching a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO).

Brian Elliott, of Shirley Lane, Longton, Preston, admitted having unsupervised contact with a child uner 16, living and sleeping in the same house as a child under 16 and allowing a child under 16 into his vehicle.

He also pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a notification requirement.

This centred around failing to give an address that was a registered address.

The 48-year-old was originally sentenced to the SOPO, along with a three year community order, after he tried to encourage a teenage boy he met in Penrith, Cumbria, to engage in sexual conduct with him.

He had plied the teenager with two cans of lager in the back of a work van.

It had been agreed the pair would spend the night in the vehicle sharing a single mattress with separate duvet covers, before working together the following day.

But, during the night, the conversation became sexually explicit. Elliott asked the child what his reaction would be if he woke to find him carrying out a sexual act upon him. The victim fled and flagged down a passing vehicle to seek help from the driver.

In September 2011 Elliott pleaded guilty to causing or inciting a child aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity.

In addition to the order being imposed, Elliott was sentenced to a three year community order, made to sign the sex offender’s register for five years, and to attend therapy sessions.

A judge at Preston Crown Court adjourned his sentencing for the breaches.

Elliot was previously convicted of a string of sexual offences against several children in the north east of England in the early 1990s, for which he received 10 years in jail.