A CHILDREN'S entertainer sentenced for looking at ‘shocking and revolting’ child pornography reoffended only four days after being in court.

On August 18 last year, Paul Hilton was caught looking at child pornography on his parent’s living room television by his neighbour in Malvern Close, Banbury.

The 61-year-old was charged with six counts of possession of indecent images after being caught with 1,172 Category C images still and moving, 78 Category A images still and moving, and 127 Category B images still and moving.

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He was also caught and charged with possession of 18 prohibited images of a child and three extreme pornographic images.

Oxford Mail:

He told police: “"I admit what I’ve done, I’m not going to deny it. I have a fascination with younger children.”

The self-employed ventriloquist, who runs his entertainment business under the name ‘Paul Dumas’, was handed a community order and made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) on April 14 at Oxford Crown Court.

However, only four days later, Hilton breached the SHPO by using an unregistered tablet to access chat websites and use incognito mode.

At the same court on June 4, Judge Ian Pringle jailed the children’s entertainer for 10 months.

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During the sentencing, prosecutor Bethan Chichester explained that Hilton, now of no fixed abode, was located by police on May 22.

He was homeless and sitting on a deckchair in the Westgate Centre in Oxford with ‘all his worldly possessions’.

At first, he told officers he had only been using his registered mobile phone with them before later revealing he had been using his father’s old tablet, which was not registered with the police.

He had used the tablet to search for pornography using free Wi-Fi. He had also accessed chat sites, including trying to access the since-closed-down Omegle chat site.

Oxford Mail:

Hilton was arrested, remanded in custody, and pleaded guilty to the three breaches.

Defending Hilton, barrister George Josef said his client had found it ‘difficult to get back on his feet’ due to being made homeless. He added that his family has since disowned him.

“He was one of the last clients I thought would come back to these courts,” he said. “He is sorry for what it’s worth.”

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The barrister argued that ‘nothing inherently illegal’ had been done.

However, Judge Pringle said: “Is that right? Has there been enough time to analyse these devices? It takes months and sometimes a few years when devices are looked at.”

During sentencing, he told Hilton: “You could have accessed all the things which the order was specified to prevent you from doing.”