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Paedophile Kris Alexander wins freedom after appeal
7:51am Monday 11th February 2013 in News
A SEX offender who broke a court order by forming a relationship with a 15-year-old girl has won his freedom.
York magistrates described Kris Andrew Alexander as a “predatory” paedophile and locked him up for ten months after he admitted twice breaching a sexual offences prevention order.
He appealed to York Crown Court where Recorder Sarah Mallett, sitting with two magistrates, reduced the sentence to a community order.
The 26-year-old from Carnot Street, off Leeman Road, York, will now have to undergo a sex offender treatment programme as well as attend another rehabilitation course and be supervised by the probation service for three years.
At his appearance before York magistrates, his solicitor Lee-Anne Robins-Hicks 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 court heard. 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.
Martin Butterworth, prosecuting, said the order stopped Alexander being with any child unsupervised and that any supervising adult had to have full knowledge of his sexual past. But with the girl, he babysat her younger siblings while her parents went out for a meal and he took her into town by bus.
Both actions breached the order, which was imposed when Alexander was sentenced in Leeds in 2010 for sexual activity with a different girl aged 15 and kidnapping her.