Bradford polygraph used in sex abuse case
A Bradford polygraph could have been used to help police in a recent sex abuse case. A convicted child rapist was found with more indecent images of children again in the Bradford area.
A convicted child rapist is back behind bars after he told police during a search of his home: ”I can’t help myself”.
Back in 2011 James Green was jailed for five years at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court. He was found guilty of raping a girl under 13. In 2019 the same court locked him up for ten months for downloading indecent images of children.
As part of that latest sentence he made subject of a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.The order banned him from having unauthorised devices which access the internet.
Child sex abuser
Yorkshire police officers were alerted in April last year to the downloading of child abuse images and videos. Their inquiries led to Green being arrested in August.
When his mobile phone was examined officers found more than 250 movie and still images. The images involved the sexual abuse of children under five years old.
About a fortnight later police officers made another check on Green at his home in Croft Place, Brighouse. They asked about any more phones he replied:”I’ve got another one. There’s things on it. I can’t help myself.”
This time officers found a Samsung mobile phone hidden under his mattress. There were a small number of indecent images on the device.
Green, 32, was released on police bail, but when a further monitoring check was carried out in October he had obtained another mobile phone without informing the public protection unit and it was found hidden in a plant pot.
Green pleaded guilty to a series of offences relating to his downloading of indecent images of children and persistent breaches of his SHPO and the Recorder of Bradford Judge Richard Mansell QC jailed him again for a total of 24 months.
The judge said his offending was aggravated by his previous convictions and he had committed serious and persistent breaches of the order.
Green will now have to register as a sex offender with the police for the next ten years and he is still subject to the existing SHPO which runs until 2029.
How a polygraph test could have helped
Police have put new measures in place to conduct lie detector tests on sex-offenders and abusers. It is now part of release terms for sex offenders so take regular polygraph tests. Communities feel safer knowing abusers and offenders are now subject to regular polygraph testing and feel it holds the offenders accountable and reduces the risk of repeat offending.
We provide confidential office appointments and home tests throughout Yorkshire.