Scumbag paedo convicted for second time after he installed kids’ apps on phone

A convicted paedophile scumbag who downloaded apps popular with children while he was on a suspended sentence has now been jailed.

William Rennie, 37, escaped a prison term earlier this year despite being caught with child abuse images.

He had already been made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) in 2011, StokeonTrentLive reports.

But he failed to register mobile phones and a Playstation 3 with the police, which was in breach of the terms of the order.

And he also deleted items from a mobile and installed apps popular with youngsters – including Kik – which he was banned from doing.

He was caught out after he told his offender manager he had bought a mobile phone and wanted to register it.

The pervert has now been locked up for two years at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court for ignoring the court orders.

Lynette McClement, prosecuting, said he was handed a SOPO at Portsmouth Crown Court for making indecent images of children in 2011.

In January this year he admitted three offences of breaching a SOPO and two charges of making indecent images of children.

He received an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

On February 19, he notified his offender manager about the mobile phone and “claimed he had bought the new number the day before”, the court heard.

The prosecutor said: "When this was checked the data showed the number provided to the police had been in use for a considerable period before that and from January this year in three different devices.

"Police attended his home on May 1. They found a Playstation 3 in the boot of the defendant's car.

“He had never declared or registered it with the police or made mention of it when asked about devices he owned or used.”

She added: ”It is a persistent breach.

"We know Kik, which is used by young people for communication purposes, was deleted."

Rennie, of Hanley, Staffs., admitted five charges of breaching a SOPO.

Adam Wieczerzak, mitigating, said he had registered the phone but was late in doing so. He said Rennie never plugged the Playstation 3 into the internet and it was used solely for gaming purposes.

The defence lawyer added: "It all comes from the defendant registering the mobile phone, albeit late."

Judge David Fletcher said: "You knew exactly what you should have done in relation to your responsibility to the police.

“This is a persistent breach."

The indefinite SOPO remains in place and Rennie is on the sex offenders' register for life.

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