This is the face of convicted sex offender Victor Balfour, who was jailed for 20 months yesterday for repeatedly logging onto library computers in breach of a court order.

The 68-year-old had been released on bail by Record of Oxford Judge Ian Pringle QC just days before he went to a public library in Weymouth, Dorset, and asked to use the computers.

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That was despite a stern warning from Judge Pringle that Balfour, who was in Oxford Crown Court for using the Westgate library computers in breach of his sexual harm prevention order, was not allowed to use any computer unless the internet history was saved.

On Thursday, the court was told Balfour used the Weymouth library computers three times in December and January, while he was on a four-month deferred sentence.

Jailing him for 20 months, Judge Pringle said: “I am quite satisfied you were fully aware of what you were doing.”

Thames Valley Police has now released Balfour’s custody shot.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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