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Man who breached sexual offences order sentenced to three years in jail

News   •   Jan 20, 2021 10:16 GMT

Jailed: Steven Baldock

A man has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for breaching his Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Steven Baldock, 51 (25.05.69) of Compton Place, Erith was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on Monday, 18 January.

Baldock was previously convicted of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity in 2016 and was sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for 24 months.

He was also placed on the sexual offenders register for ten years and given a SHPO under the conditions that prohibited him from using the internet to contact or to attempt to contact any female whom he knows or believes to be under the age of 16.

On 14 November 2020 at around 01:29hrs Baldock breached these conditions as he initiated contact with a 12-year-old girl via Instagram and proceeded to engage in a conversation with her and sent her a photo of himself.

Subsequent to this, Baldock also contacted other girls who were under the age of 16.

Baldock was arrested on 24 November after residents who live with him discovered he was contacting the girls and then reported it to the police.

Detective Sergeant Neil Dickerson from the Met’s South East Basic command unit, said: "Baldock is a repeat offender who continues to pose a risk to female children, and despite being issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, Baldock has continued to breach it and shows no remorse for his offending.”

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