Man jailed for breaching Sexual Harm Prevention Order
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A man has been jailed for breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).
Christopher Maddison, aged 35, of Sycamore Crescent, Norwich, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday 30 November 2023 and was jailed for two years. He admitted four breaches of an SHPO at an earlier court hearing.
It follows an incident in November when a police officer, who was out on patrol in Norwich, spotted Maddison using a smart phone and searched the device.
Concerned about the contents of the phone and Maddison’s use of the device, police carried out an unannounced visit to his home on 16 November and asked to see his electronic devices, in line with his SHPO. He handed over a basic mobile telephone, insisting he had sold the smart phone online.
Officers, however, didn’t believe him and it was only after they repeatedly asked for his smart phone, 10 minutes’ later, that Maddison handed over a Motorola smartphone. By not handing over the phone when asked to do so police, he was in breach of two conditions on his SHPO. A laptop was also discovered at the property despite his claims there weren't any other devices.
After examining the smartphone, officers discovered an email written by Maddison of a sexual nature and a browser application designed to hide the user’s internet browsing activity. Further breaches of his SHPO.
Maddison was arrested on suspicion of breaching a SHPO and taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning. He was later charged with four breaches of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order on 16 November 2023.
The original SHPO was made at court on 28 July 2015.