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Felixstowe: Man, 32, jailed after trying to convince 15-year-old girl to meet up for a ‘good time’

Richard Stean, 32, had been made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order by a court in 2009 banning him from contacting children under 16 and inviting children under 16 to his home, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

He breached the order by inviting a 15-year-old boy back to his flat and by allowing the boy to use his phone to contact his 13-year-old girlfriend last September.

Police seized Stean’s mobile phone after arresting him in January and discovered text messages between him and a 15-year-old girl from Peterborough in which Stean had invited her to join him for “a good time”, said Charles Kellett, prosecuting.

Stean, of Leopold Road, Felixstowe, admitted three breaches of a sexual offences prevention order and was jailed for a total of 21 months.

Jailing him, Recorder Christopher Morgan said Stean had been given a 12- month prison sentence in 2009 for a sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl and had breached the sexual offences prevention order in 2011 by contacting a 13-year-old girl.

Mr Kellett said Stean had seen the 15-year-old boy in Felixstowe in September last year and during a conversation had agreed to let the boy use his mobile phone to ring his girlfriend.

Ian Duckworth, for Stean, said his client had been due to attend the Thames Valley Sex Offenders’ Treatment Programme this month.

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