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Derby pervert in trouble yet again as police catch him with WhatsApp – Derbyshire Live

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It is the second time he has breached a court order in four years
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A convicted Derby pervert has been in trouble once again after picking up a USB stick he found in the street. Dean Dunhill failed to tell authorities who were monitoring him after a previous conviction for sex crimes that he had the item, and also had a banned WhatsApp account.
On July 19 this year a probation worker made a routine but unannounced visit to Dunhill's home in Hall Street, Derby. There they found the USB stick, with later inspections of an iPad uncovering a WhatsApp account, neither of which had been flagged to authorities as per the conditions of a sexual harm prevention order imposed in 2018.
Alice Hornsby, prosecuting, told Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court that Dunhill, 35, had said that the USB stick was found in passing and he had taken it home to use with his PlayStation 4 gaming console. She said that he did not realise he had to inform authorities that he had the device or had created the WhatsApp chat.
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She said: "In terms of the police interview, he accepted that he found a USB stick but did not inform anyone. He accepted that he should have informed the police and admitted to starting the WhatsApp group and creating an account, and that he should have informed the police. He is apologetic."
Miss Hornsby added that no illicit material was found on either the USB stick or the WhatsApp group. The latter was found to contain seven adults.
Dunhill, formerly of Chaddesden, was jailed for 16 months in 2018 after being snared by self-styled paedophile hunters, asking vigilantes who were posing as 14-year-old girls whether they liked "naughty pictures" and sending sexually explicit photos of himself. As part of that sentence, he was made subject to a sexual harm prevention order and placed on the sex offender register for 10 years.
But in 2020, he was found to be using Derbyshire library computers to access the chat function on a website called Habbo, which is designed for children. He was jailed again for 18 months and made to sign the sex offender register for a further eight years.
At the start of the hearing on Wednesday, September 28, Dunhill had pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order. Nick Wright, defending, said that no harm was caused by either offence and that the police investigating the crimes had originally considered dealing with it by way of a caution, due to its low severity, and that Dunhill was already fully engaging with post-sentence supervision.
He said: "The circumstances are he found a USB stick. I suspect he is an individual with a limited social life and he does like to play computer games, so he found the USB stick and he wanted to use it for a game.
"There were no young people [in the WhatsApp chat], no suggestion of that, there are no aggravating features about contacting youngsters, and nothing for a sexual purpose. He knows he should have told the police."
District Judge Catherine McTigue handed Dunhill a five-month custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months. In addition, he was made subject to an electronically-monitored curfew from 7pm to 7am, for the next four months. He must also pay costs of £85 and pay a victim surcharge of £154.
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