Norwich sex offender jailed for two years

PUBLISHED: 16:53 14 July 2012

Prosector's bench at court

Prosector's bench at court

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A convicted sex offender who repeatedly breached his licence because of his “addiction” to child porn has been jailed for two years.

Mark Seel, 39, of Douro Place, Norwich, has previous convictions for possessing and distributing indecent images of children and was subject to a sex offender’s prevention order, under which he is not to have any access to indecent material involving children.

However Norwich Crown Court heard that just days after he had been given a six month suspended prison sentence for a previous breach, police found out that he had been using his phone to contact a woman in Suffolk where he had discussed his extreme sexual fantasies involving children.

Lindsay Cox, prosecuting, said Seel was bailed for this offence and then in June, as a result of the arrest of another paedophile in Scotland, it was found that there had been contact through his phone with Seel, who again had discussed his extreme sexual fantasies involving children

Seel admitted breaching his sexual offences prevention order and being in breach of his suspended sentence and was jailed for two years.

Sentencing him, Recorder Christopher Morgan said: “You simply disregard the order of the court. “

He said that he had an “addiction” to child porn and said: “As long as that addiction remains there is a significant risk of serious sexual offences.”

John Farmer, for Seel, said that he had insight into his offending: “This is a man with obsessive behaviour of a high degree, but he has never sexually abused a child nor anywhere near it.”

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