Jason Swift killer Robert Oliver jailed for child visits

Jason Swift
Image caption Jason Swift was raped and killed by an east London paedophile gang in 1985

A convicted paedophile who broke a court order banning him from allowing children into his home in Kent has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Robert Oliver, 58, who has changed his name to Karl Curtis, was part of an east London paedophile gang who killed 14-year-old Jason Swift in 1985.

He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court after pleading guilty to two breaches of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

He previously spent 10 years in prison.

He was released in 1997 after being sentenced to 15 yeas for the manslaughter of Jason Swift.

Oliver was arrested in June after a neighbour contacted Kent Police, concerned over his behaviour.

Investigations revealed that on two occasions he had allowed a child into his house.

'Long offending history'

Image caption Robert Oliver changed his name to Karl Curtis after serving 10 years in prison for manslaughter

Oliver was rehoused in Maidstone in 2006 after police had to escort him from a house in Somerset when crowds of protesters gathered outside.

His whereabouts in Bishop's Lydeard were revealed by a Sunday newspaper.

Det Con Victoria Rixon, from Kent Police, said: "Karl Curtis has a long offending history and is therefore a registered sex offender, and is also subject to a sex offences prevention order.

"We rigorously enforce these orders and within 24 hours of receiving information suggesting Curtis had breached his order he was arrested and has remained in prison ever since.

"He will now serve three years in prison, and when he is released will face the same close monitoring."

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