A PAEDOPHILE, who was jailed 10 years ago for attempting to rape a 16-year-old, is back behind bars after being found with more than 300 indecent images of children.
Officers discovered Carl Rae, of Poplars Avenue, had downloaded 359 images to his laptop and had also been using internet history deleting software to cover his tracks.
Warrington Crown Court heard on Friday the majority of the images were classed in the lowest category of offending but judge Nicholas Woodward said an image associated with the highest category ‘caused some concern’.
The 39-year-old was still on licence after being convicted of attempted rape and attempted indecent assault which saw him get an 11 year prison sentence in October 2003.
Peter Hussey, prosecuting, said intelligence in 2012 led police to seizing Rae’s laptop and found the images of young girls aged from six or seven to 16 had been collected since 2009.
Judge Woodward jailed Rae for 16 months.
He added: “One of the images is very concerning having regard to the fact your previous convictions are for attacking young girls who were total strangers to you.
“You quite deliberately went about obtaining these images and must have known it was a serious matter.”