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Child porn Twitter pervert jailed for sex acts with 14-year-old

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TWITTER pervert Jonathon Maddison is finally behind bars after striking up a sexual relationship with a teen – just weeks after being spared jail for possessing child pornography.

The 20-year-old was given a community order last July after he was caught with 161 photographs and eight films of children being abused, on his computer.

Maddison, of Barmston Way, Washington, was made the subject of a five-year Sexual Offences Prevention order to limit his computer use and restrict his contact with children.

But just weeks after appearing in court, Maddison started meeting up with a 13-year-old girl he met over the Twitter networking site.

Maddison admitted having sexual activity with the youngster on two separate occasions in September and October last year, after she had turned 14.

The court heard it is accepted the girl consented to what went on.

Prosecutor Oliver Thorne told the court Maddison had been in contact with the youngster before he was sentenced for having the sickening images.

Mr Thorne said: “He began communicating with her via Twitter.

“She described their chat as being general chit chat and making fun of one another.

“In July last year she was told he had deactivated his account.”

The court heard after Maddison deleted his account from Twitter, because he became the subject of abuse due to the child porn charges, the girl made contact with him online and they started meeting up.

Maddison was arrested when the girl’s parents found out she was not at the friend’s house she claimed to be and tracked her down to his house.

Judge Penny Moreland sentenced Maddison to two years behind bars, said he must register as a sex offender for 10 years and be barred from working with children indefinitely.

The judge, who gave Maddison the community order last July, told him: “You were subject to my court order at the time and you knew, I have no doubt, that what you were doing was wrong.

“This is seriously aggravated by the fact it was in breach of a court order, very shortly after the order had been imposed.”

Amanda Rippon, defending, said Maddison has been “assaulted and bullied” while being held on remand and his family has been tormented because of what he has done.

Miss Rippon said Maddison was isolated and immature and that the girl knew of his convictions but agreed to see him.

Miss Rippon said: “She was aware of the matters last July, everyone was aware, gossip was rife.”

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