Registered sex offender from Kenilworth sent to jail - The Leamington Observer

Registered sex offender from Kenilworth sent to jail

Leamington Editorial 20th Nov, 2023   0

A REGISTERED sex offender from Kenilworth has been jailed after breaching a court order.

Bradley Warner, 26, of Warwick Road, was jailed for 26 months after having a sexualised conversation online with two people he believed to be 14-year-old girls.

The conversations took place in September and were reported to police the following day and Warner was arrested.

After being convicted of online child sex offenses last year and given a community order, Warner was made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order that, among other things, prohibited him from using the internet to contact anyone known or believed to be under the age of 16.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Ben Gadsdon said: “Despite being given an opportunity to rehabilitate in the community ordered by a judge previously, Warner has shown himself incapable of changing his extremely concerning behaviour, even though being managed by police and probation. As a result, he will now spend time in jail where he will no longer present a risk to vulnerable people online and in the community. While in prison he can seek the help that he needs.”

Detective Inspector Katie Reynolds added: “It understandably makes local people feel uncomfortable that there are sex offenders living in our communities, but the reality is that if offenders do not get a jail sentence or when they are released from prison they need to live somewhere. Our job is to make sure this happens while minimising the risk of them reoffending. And if they do reoffend, we need to make sure we act promptly to arrest them.”


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