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Sex offender Aaron Leonard appears in King’s Lynn court after breaching suspended sentence

A 23-year-old sex offender will learn his fate next month after contacting a child aged under 16.

Aaron Leonard, 23, of Westmark in Lynn, appeared at the town’s magistrates’ court on Thursday charged with two counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

He pleaded guilty to both, having committed the offences between August 1 and September 12 last year.

Aaron Leonard appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday
Aaron Leonard appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday

By doing so, he also breached a suspended sentence he was handed by Norwich Crown Court in October 2022 for five previous sexual offences.

On Thursday, crown prosecutor Colette Harper said she believed Leonard’s latest offences should be committed once again to the crown court, which solicitor Charlotte Winchester – representing the defendant – agreed with.

Magistrates, chaired by Alan Hayes, therefore handed Leonard a sentencing date of February 12, when he will appear at Norwich Crown Court to learn his fate.

He has been released on unconditional bail until then.

The first of Leonard’s breaches occurred when he had unsupervised communication with a child aged under 16, which he was prohibited from doing by his sexual harm prevention order.

He also breached that order by deleting the communication history from his Xbox.

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