A POWYS sex offender has been told to prepare himself for a custodial sentence after he admitted breaching a previous court order that saw him go to jail.

Tony Jackson, 69, appeared at Mold Crown Court on Friday, February 23, where he admitted four charges, all relating to sexual offences.

The charges relate to breaches of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) that Jackson, of Treflan, Llansantffraid, was handed by Swansea Crown Court in July 2018. Jackson was made the subject of an indefinite SHPO in 2018.

The charges include failing to register a new mobile phone within three days of purchase; using a device in incognito mode; using a private internet browser; and failing to make a digital device available to police officers.

A fifth charge of failing to comply with a notification requirement relating to the 2018 SHPO was denied, with the prosecution revealing that no evidence would likely be offered in relation to this charge.


Most of the offences were committed between March 2022 and July 2023. Jackson did admit one charge relating to January 22 this year, deleting his internet history, something he was prohibited from doing, at Welshpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, January 23.

He did not indicate pleas to the other charges at the lower court. Bail was denied last month and Jackson was remanded into custody.

Appearing via videolink from HMP Berwyn on Friday, Judge Timothy Petts told him he will be sentenced on March 28.

County Times:

“There are multiple breaches of the order but this is your first time in court for breaching it. There have been no further offences since your sentence in July 2018.

“The fact you have pleaded guilty will make a difference to your sentence. The outcome may very well be a custodial sentence.

“The sentencing judge may follow an alternate route, but be prepared for custody.”