‘Predatory’ child abuser Kris Alexander breached court order

A “PREDATORY” child abuser who struck up a relationship with a 15-year-old girl shortly after moving to York has been jailed.

Sex offender Kris Andrew Alexander, 26, concealed part of his past from the girl’s parents, incuding that he had served a prison sentence for kidnapping another 15-year-old girl in the Leeds area in 2010, York magistrates heard.

Martin Butterworth, prosecuting, said that based on what he told them about himself, and that their daughter enjoyed being with him, they let Alexander take their daughter by himself into York city centre. The pair were also left alone with their younger children while they went out for a meal.

Both the trips and the baby-sitting broke a sexual offences prevention order made at Leeds which bans Alexander indefinitely from having unsupervised contact with anyone under 16.

Senior magistrate Richard Goodacre, sitting with two colleagues, told Alexander: “You are clearly a predatory individual who is identified in a probation report as a high risk of reoffending.

“The need to protect the public especially the most vulnerable has to take priority over everything else.”

Alexander cried in the dock as he was jailed for ten months.

The 26-year-old of Carnot Street, off Leeman Road, York, pleaded guilty to two breaches of the sexual offences prevention order imposed at Leeds Crown Court in 2010 when he was given a 30-month prison sentence for sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl and kidnapping her.

Released partway through the sentence, he was recalled for breaching his prison licence by drinking alcohol.

Lee-Anne Robins-Hicks, representing Alexander, said: “At no point was this friendship sexual. These breaches are not something he has wilfully set out to do. He was not seeking to commit any offence.”

He had not appreciated that his actions breached the order. The girl’s parents had allowed him to visit the family home and had felt that she had benefited from the relationship. He had not inflicted any psychological harm on her.

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