A CONVICTED paedophile trawled the internet to start relationships with women who had children.
“Evans was the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order,” said John Gillette, prosecuting.
“This was imposed in 2010 after police became concerned about his behaviour.
“The order bans him from having any contact with children unless that contact is supervised by a person appropriately trained by the local authority.
“He contacted two women using the UK Chatterbox website and started a relationship with each of them.
“Both had children. Evans breached the prevention order by visiting the women when their children were present.”
The court heard Evans was left alone in the house with one child and looked on as another was bathed by its mother.
His victims said they felt betrayed and used by him and they would have difficulty trusting men in future.
The 44-year-old, of Wetherburn Avenue, Murton, admitted four charges of breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order between October, 2010, and August of this year.
Jim Withyman, defending, said in mitigation: “Mr Evans’ only conviction for a sexual offence was in 1992.
“There is no suggestion he harmed any of the children who feature in this case.
“It is also right to say he has had relationships with women who have no children, so his interest is in adult females, not their young offspring.
“There were genuine hopes of marriage with one of the women.”
The Recorder Deborah Sherwinjailed Evans for two-and-half years.
She told him: “You used and abused the trust of these women to knowingly breach the order you were subject to.
“I am satisfied you present a continuing danger to children.
“These offences are serious and must be marked with a period of custody.”
Evans was banned from contacting the mothers in the case and he was reminded the prevention order remains in force for life.