A registered sex offender from Medway who continued to target young girls online has been jailed after he was convicted on 1 June 2022 of sex offences involving children, and was made subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

The SHPO had a number of conditions which included notifying the police if he took possession of an internet-enabled device or had any unsupervised communication with a child under 16 years of age. He also had to make his devices available for inspection by a police officer and allow monitoring software to be installed.

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In October 2023, Kent Police was contacted by another force that had received a report from a girl about indecent messages she had received from a man online.

Investigators identified Murray as the offender with the usernames, ‘Klown.7010’ and ‘Alfiemilwall85’. He had asked for indecent images, made threats and caused the victim considerable distress until she blocked him from contacting her.

Murray was arrested on 4 January 2024 and, when officers searched his house, they recovered undeclared internet-enabled devices and proof he had been contacting many other children.

Murray, from Gillingham, was later charged and pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court, to six counts of breaching his SHPO, one count of breaching his sex offender notification requirements and one count of communicating sexually with a child.

The 32-year-old was sentenced on Thursday 30 May to three years’ imprisonment. This included the activation of a suspended sentence and he will have to serve 18 months in prison with the remainder to be completed on licence.

PC Leona Valsler, of the Medway Offender Management Unit, said:

‘’We regularly visit registered sex offenders who are subject to court orders and notification requirements, to monitor their behaviour and prevent them committing further crimes. We also install software on their phones and computers to monitor activity online and will make unannounced visits at their home addresses to check their compliance.
‘Murray has exhibited a willingness to breach the conditions of his court order and subject further children to his appalling obscene conduct. He has shown himself to be entirely untrustworthy and the court has quite rightly sent him to prison.’

By Ed

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