A dad forwarded-on a sick child sex abuse video a month after he was given a community order for pawing a teen girl.

Maxwel da Silva Miranda, 28, had been due to stand trial at Oxford Crown Court this week accused of having the category A indecent video of children, distributing it three times and downloading two extreme pornographic images of people having sex with animals.

But on the morning of his trial, he changed his pleas on the charges of distributing indecent images and possession of extreme pornography to guilty.

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Charges read out by the court clerk yesterday specified that he had distributed the indecent video three times on July 7, 2021.

Less than a month earlier, the dad of two was given a 12 month community order and put on the sex offender register for five years after jurors found him guilty of groping a 16-year-old girl after picking her and her friends up in his car on the Cowley Road.

Judge Michael Gledhill QC, who sentenced him last June, said he’d be ‘perfectly justified’ in sending Miranda to prison – were it not for the fact he had to following the Sentencing Council’s guidelines.

Imposing the community order, the judge said: “[The] offence of sexual assault has to be seen in the context of what you were doing over the prolonged period of time that you were in and around the area.

“You were leaving the area, returning, approaching the girls, leaving again, back again.

“You’re a sex pest. That is what you were doing that night, sexually attracted to these young girls.”

On Wednesday afternoon, it was a different judge, Recorder of Oxford Judge Ian Pringle QC, dealing with Miranda’s latest offences.

But he appeared to take a dim view of the fact the defendant had breached his community order by committing another offence so soon after its imposition.

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“I am going to adjourn your case for sentence for one week,” he said.

“The reason I am adjourning for a week is so that an update as to how you are progressing on your community order can be obtained.

“You should not take it you are likely to receive anything other than a significant prison sentence.”

Miranda, of Chillingworth Crescent, Oxford, was remanded in custody to return to court on May 18 for sentence.

Earlier, his barrister Gordana Austin asked the judge to order an update from the probation service. Before he was sent to prison on remand by the magistrates last November he was said to have been doing well on the community order.

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