A CONVICTED paedophile breached a court order by using his wife's phone to play games and search on Amazon.

Kevin Scott, 42 of Charles Close, Workington, pleaded guilty to two charges of breaching of a sexual harm prevention order.

Pamela Fee, prosecuting, said the order had been imposed in 2011 by Carlisle Crown Court, following a number of sex offences regarding children.

Workington Magistrates' Court heard that Scott had breached two conditions of the order by using a device that did not have police monitoring software installed and hindering police by denying that he had used the device.

Officers attended Scott's address on June 4 last year and asked if he had any access to internet devices. He told officers that he did not use the internet.

As part of their enquiries, police examined a red flip phone which had a text from Scott's wife, which said, 'Kev is on my phone playing a game'. 

Ms Fee told the court that Scott had been using his wife's smart phone despite his refusal that this was not the case.

Scott was interviewed about the matter and said the device belonged to his wife.

He said he used devices to play games and use the internet and admitted he had used his wife’s phone to search on Amazon. He accepted that it was not equipped with police monitoring software.

Scott told police he had initially denied using his wife’s phone as he feared being sent back to prison.

The court was told that Scott has the 'mentality of a teenager' and resorts to child-like activities such as playing with Lego.

Ms Fee said that it was a 'deliberate breach' of the order but nothing had been found on the mobile phones.

Sean Harkin, defending, said that due to the defendant’s 'long period of compliance', a custodial sentence was 'not inevitable'.

Scott will be sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court on May 23.

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