Sussex

Paedophile Brian Rogers jailed over indecent child images

Brian Rogers
Image caption Officers were concerned Brian Rogers may have tried to befriend young families

A convicted paedophile has been jailed for four years for making indecent images of children using the internet.

Brian Rogers, 54, who lived in Brighton and Eastbourne after he was released from prison in 2011, pleaded guilty to seven charges at Lewes Crown Court.

He admitted making indecent images, failing to answer police bail and failing to comply with the requirements of his registered sex offenders order.

Sussex Police said the images were not believed to be of local children.

Unemployed Rogers, of no fixed address, has served three previous prison sentences for sexual assaults on young children whose families he befriended elsewhere in the UK.

Interest in children

Police said Rogers had no connection with Sussex before being released from jail.

While supervising him as a sex offender, officers in Brighton discovered he had material which indicated a sexual interest in children.

A sexual offence prevention order was obtained restricting his access to children and computers but he failed to answer bail in early 2013.

Police believed he could try to befriend families of young girls and boys and his details were circulated to every police force in the UK and beyond via Interpol. A public appeal was also made in August.

He was arrested after being spotted sleeping rough by a member of the public in Green Park, central London.

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