Man jailed for breaching Sexual Harm Prevention Order

Date published: 01 February 2019 15:13
Dated: 01 February 2019 15:13:36

A 51-year-old man has been jailed for five years after breaching the conditions of both his suspended prison sentence and Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Andrew Moore, formerly of Upperthorpe, Sheffield, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 29 January after pleading guilty to two counts of breaching a SHPO, breach of a suspended sentence and driving while disqualified.

In 2017, Moore received a 21-month suspended prison sentence for historic sexual offences against two victims and given a SHPO.

The SHPO contained a condition that prevented Moore from having any unsupervised contact with a child under 16-years-old, without appropriate consents from the child’s parents or carers and approval from social services.

In summer 2018, South Yorkshire Police officers received information from concerned parents that Moore had been having inappropriate contact with their children. This included buying them expensive gifts and attempting to befriend them.

At around the same time, officers received a second report of Moore breaching his SHPO via a social worker, who reported Moore had been visiting a family with young children.

John Bowler, who oversaw the investigation into Moore, said: “Moore has shown himself to be a devious and manipulative individual, grooming children and attempting to ingratiate himself into families to gain access to young people.

“This is an appropriate outcome for his crimes and I hope those affected by his crimes are reassured by the action taken by officers to arrest Moore and bring him before the courts.”

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