Brighton man jailed for looking at child porn

Posted On 09 Sep 2015 at 1:03 pm

An unemployed man from Brighton with a history of looking at child porn has been jailed for five years.

Mark Furnevel, previously known as Mark Pyne

Mark Furnevel, previously known as Mark Pyne

Mark Furnevel, 46, of Dorset Gardens, Brighton, pleaded guilty to having five “indecent images” of young boys, all of which were taken from the internet.

Four of the five offences related to material regarded as being at the highest level of seriousness, Sussex Police said.

Furnevel, previously known as Mark Pyne, also admitted breaching a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO). He was jailed at Lewes Crown Court on Friday (4 September).

Sussex Police said: “A SOPO, which restricted his access to children, had first been imposed at Central Sussex Magistrates’ Court hearing in September 2004 when he was sentenced to a non-custodial sentence for possession of indecent images.

“As a result of further police inquiries, in April 2012 he was convicted of breaching the order by obtaining further indecent images and was given a 12-month community order.

“He was again arrested in 2013 for breaching the order and, while on bail, police-installed remote monitoring software, which had been installed on his computer by authority of the court after he was arrested, detected that he had again breached the order.”

When Furnevel was jailed on Friday he was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order – the new name for a sexual offences prevention order.

The new order last until further notice and is intended to restrict Furnevel’s contact with children and his access to computers.

He will also be a registered sex offender for an indefinite period.

Sussex Police said: “The first four years of the sentence will be served in custody and the further one year will be served on extended licence supervision.”

Detective Constable Dawn Robertson, of the Brighton Safeguarding Investigations Unit, said: “Furnevel has again breached the terms of his prevention order. However, we have detected this activity and the court has recognised this in the sentence that has been imposed.”

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