A pedophile has been returned to jail after police showed up at his home unannounced and found hundreds of child abuse images on his phone.
David Haley, 40, was previously sentenced to more than six years in prison in 2015 for sexual assault and other offenses related to indecent images of children.
After his release, he received a sexual abuse prevention order requiring him to make his devices available for inspection at the request of the police.
Despite the risk, he continued to share hundreds of child sexual abuse images after his release from prison and used an online pseudonym called “Amy”, which he used to fantasize about child abuse. children with other users.
Haley also used apps on her phone to send and receive messages and pictures and set them to be deleted after viewing.
Officers made the discovery when they showed up at his home in Marden, Kent, on September 5 last year to examine his phone.
Haley pleaded guilty to three counts of creating indecent images of children and two counts of possessing extreme pornographic images when he appeared at Maidstone Crown Court.
He also admitted to breaching a sexual abuse prevention order and failing to comply with a notification requirement related to the sex offender registry.
Haley was sentenced to four years in prison with an extended license period for an additional four years and will remain on the sex offender registry indefinitely.
Police Investigator Lee Sinden said: “Haley had been subject to strict measures to reduce the risk of him reoffending.
“He has been unable to adhere to these restrictions and has demonstrated a clear determination to access illegal and harmful images, many of which include horrific child abuse.
“In handing down this extended sentence, the judge recognized that he posed a serious risk of further offenses for the children.
“Sexual abuse prevention orders are passed by the courts to help protect children and, as this case shows, we will do all we can to ensure that those who ignore them face the consequences of their actions.”