Accrington paedophile enticed eight-year-old boys to his home with a puppy and sweets
A CONVICTED paedophile had a water fight with children and took pictures of some half-naked which ended up being shared on the internet, a court heard.
Ex-holiday park worker Patrick Blackie, 28, was banned from having unsupervised contact with under 16s, but threw water bombs and fired water pistols with the group in the street in Accrington.
Blackie took about 10 pictures of the children, some without their tops on.
He then went online where a pervert who said he liked pictures of young boys uploaded a picture of himself without his shirt on. The defendant e-mailed the photos so the man, who lived in America, could see them and they were then shared on a website, Burnley Crown Court was told.
The hearing was told Blackie was the subject of a life-long Sexual Offences Prevention Order, imposed in September 2011 after he abducted two children as they played in Burnley. The defendant, who then lived in the Padiham Road area of the town, had been locked up for two years and eight months.
He had enticed the two eight-years-olds to his house with a puppy, sweets, talk of his pet fish and an invitation to play on his Xbox and watch football.
Blackie, of Hope Street, Accrington, is now back behind bars for 12 months, after admitting breaching the order.
He is already on the sex offenders' register for life and in January 2010, he was jailed for 15 months for committing a sex act in front of a boy in Blackburn and having 20 indecent pictures of children on his computer.
He has been given another SOPO for life, still prohibiting unsupervised contact with under 16s, but the police will now be able to monitor his internet use.
Martin Hackett, prosecuting, said Blackie made admissions when questioned by police. He said: “This is a troubling case.”
James Heyworth, for Blackie, said the photos did not involve naked children. They were shared through a legitimate, lawful, video sharing website.
Sentencing, Judge Simon Newell said: “The work the probation service did clearly not work.
“There seems little point in passing any like sentence in the future. I hope that the deterrent sentence works."