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Dangerous paedophile jailed

Published date: 11 December 2013 |
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A paedophile, who poses a “significant risk of serious sexual harm to others”, has been jailed. 

A PAEDOPHILE, who poses a “significant risk of serious sexual harm to others”, has been jailed.
 
Stephen Frank Meredith, 60, of Four Crosses, was sentenced to 16 months in prison and 32 months on extended licence after admitting possessing indecent pictures of children.

Meredith was sentenced at Mold Crown Court after pleading guilty to three counts of making an indecent image of a child and one count of possessing an indecent image.

Sentencing, Judge Rhys Rowlands said that Meredith will not be released until he has served two thirds of his sentence.

Meredith was also placed under an indeterminate Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

The court heard that police had found the images on Meredith’s laptop on May 2 when they searched his home, as part of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order handed out for a previous conviction.

When they arrived Meredith told officers he had something on his computer which was “not good”.

Judge Rowlands said: “It is not a victimless crime.

“If it were not for the likes of you, children would not be abused and suffer very serious harm – contributed to by the likes of you.

“I bear in mind and accept that you accept still having sexual fantasies about harming children.

“You pose a significant risk of harm serious harm of a sexual nature to others in the future.”

Meredith had previously been given an indefinite prison sentence for hiding a camcorder and filming a teenage girl in the bath.

He also filmed himself indecently touching the girl as she slept and police found scripts at his home detailing how a man would kidnap, rape and then murder a young girl.

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