A SEX offender who was spared jail for offences involving children has been given more time to complete his unpaid work.

Anthony Dunn was sentenced last year after he was caught grooming his victim – who cannot be named for legal reasons – and taking taking more than a thousand indecent pictures of her.

The 28-year old, of Robins Court, Faringdon, was also caught with messages on his phone discussing sexual activity as well as the haul of 1,662 indecent images of her.

A court heard that he also engaged in sexual activity, giving her a ‘love bite.’

Dunn went on to admit two counts of making indecent images of a child, one count of sexual activity with a child and one further count which alleged sexual communication with a child.

At Oxford Crown Court in March last year Judge Zoe Smith ordered that he be made subject to a suspended jail term of 12 months, suspended for 24 months.

READ AGAIN: The original report from his sentencing hearing.

He was also made subject to a community order for 24 months.

The order included 25 rehabilitation activity requirement days, participation in a a sex offender educational course and 150 hours unpaid work.

Today, at the same court it was revealed that he had so far completed under100 hours of his unpaid work but not yet finished the hours.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic unpaid work has been affected since the start of the lockdown in March.

Presiding Judge Ian Pringle QC agreed at the brief hearing to grant further time so that Dunn can complete the rest of his unpaid work.

Dunn now has until March 4 next year to complete the roughly 57 hours he has remaining from his court order.