A MAN has been warned that he faces going to jail immediately if he ignores the conditions of his sentence.

In November 2011 Paul Simms was sentenced for making indecent photographs of children and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years, which included making devices capable of storing images available to police on request and banning him from having unsupervised contact with children.

But when police made a spot check at his Longtown Gardens, Bolton home, he did not voluntarily show them a phone which he had used to message an eight-year-old girl and her mother. The mother was not aware of his previous conviction.

Simms, aged 50, pleaded guilty to breaching the order and the Honorary Recorder of Bolton, Judge Martin Walsh, sentenced him to a community order for 26 months, which includes participation in the Horizon programme and 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

He told Simms: “If you breach the community order, in my judgement, there is the very real prospect of you receiving an immediate sentence of custody.”