Man from Bury St Edmunds charged with breaches of his sexual harm prevention order

A man from Bury St Edmunds has been charged with multiple breaches of his sexual harm prevention order.

A 27 year old man was arrested on Wednesday 6 September and taken to Bury St Edmunds for questioning.

Christopher Orford of Hanmer Avenue in Bury St Edmunds was subsequently charged with eight breaches of his sexual harm prevention order. He was also charged with recording another person for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification. The breaches of the SHPO relate to three counts of failing to make a device available for police to inspect; four counts of possessing a device capable of storing digital images and failure to notify police team within three days of the acquisition of a digital device.

The SHPO was first imposed on Orford on 24 August 2020 at Ipswich Crown Court.Examples of conditions set by the order include: Not being allowed to visit places where it is likely there will be many children e.g. a playground in a park, No access to the internet without installed computer monitoring software, No deleting of internet history.
The police are required to go to your home without giving you notice, to ensure that you are complying with your conditions.

He was remanded in custody by police and appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 September and was further remanded, to appear on 5 October at Ipswich Crown Court.

If you are worried or concerned about your thoughts or behaviour towards children you can contact the Lucy Faithfull Foundation for anonymous support via the Stop It Now! helpline on 0808 1000 900

A sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) is a court order that can be requested by the police, or court when there is a specific concern about an individual. This court order will be requested to prevent a person from engaging in a particular activity.