A Welshpool sex offender who is a danger to girls has been jailed after running out of chances to turn his life around.

Daniel Dewi Brown's suspended sentence for sexual activity with 13-year-old girls when he was 17 years old was activated by a judge after he admitted not turning up to a probation appointment in January.

It was the second time that Brown had breached his suspended sentence order in less than a year.

His Honour Judge Niclas Parry, who gave Brown a "golden opportunity" when he suspended his prison sentence in October 2021, jailed the 21-year-old for 12 months. He will serve half his sentence on supervised licence.

Judge Parry said: "We tried to do things to help you if it’s at all possible particularly when you’re young and having no previous convictions.


"It didn’t work because of your conduct and the court gave you another chance. It’s failed and because it’s not working the other point of these orders is to protect the public and young females in particular."

Mold Crown Court heard on Thursday (March 16) that Brown was convicted in 2021 for inciting young teenagers to engage in sexual activity.

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A year later, he appeared again in the crown court for breaching his two-year suspended sentence order after failing to attend three Horizon Programme sessions and meetings with his probation officer.

Police and the probation service also raised concerns that Brown was sending unwanted sexual messages to women and young girls and admitted being in a sexual relationship with a vulnerable female.

Prosecuting barrister Karl Scholz said Brown had given a "completely different account" to his probation officer saying he was not interested in sex and that he was happy on his own. It was also reported to police that Brown said he "didn’t give a s**t" about his conviction.

"Additional information from police was received and they found in his possession a phone that was not reported as part of his sexual harm prevention order," Mr Sholz said. 

"It contained sexual discussions with a 15-year-old. There were reports over the weekend of October 3 to 4 of phone messages from very young-looking females."

Mr Sholz told the court that Brown "presents a very high risk of harm to others due to his continued poor compliance".

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He added: "This danger he presents is simply not manageable in the community, showing poor compliance with the order. The suspended sentence order should be activated."

Brown's defence barrister Owen Edwards said the 21-year-old had completed a "significant" amount of his 190 hours of unpaid work as part of his suspended sentence order.

Mr Edwards told the court: "He tells me he was ill in January, but he accepts that he didn’t get in touch with probation on the day and he didn’t have a phone at the time."

Judge Parry activated half the two-year suspended sentence and revoked all aspects of the community order after concluding that there was "clearly no prospect" that Brown, of High Street, Welshpool, would keep to the order.