Dismissed social worker who used creepy pseudonyms to elicit indecent images of children jailed
John Kavanagh Wymark-Hoar, 72, was recalled to prison for the new offenses after being released halfway through a long prison term for possession and distribution of pornographic images of minors, some of whom had only five years.
The three-year and eight-month sentence was imposed in 2017, but the retiree, from Malton, was paroled the following year, York Crown Court said.
However, he quickly resumed his old tricks and was arrested again “very soon” after his release from prison when police broke into his home and seized his laptop, prosecutor Matthew Collins said.
Wymark-Hoar was found to use creepy and banned aliases for usernames and passwords to access certain websites.
This violated police notification requirements after Wymark-Hoar was listed for life on the sex offender registry and was the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for his original crimes in 2016.
Mr Collins said Wymark-Hoar used online aliases such as “Yorkshire Coast Nudist” and “York Nude Guy”.
He was recalled to Hull prison and charged with eight new offenses, including three breaches of notification and possession of a prohibited image, or drawn, of a girl of a sexual nature.
He initially denied the charges and a trial was set in July, but eventually admitted the three violations and possession of the banned image in August.
The violations occurred between September and November last year when Wymark-Hoar failed to comply with notification requirements in that he failed to notify police that he was using pseudonyms on the Internet.
He appeared by video link on Friday, when the four remaining charges – including possession and production of indecent images of a child and possession of an extreme pornographic image – were not prosecuted by the prosecution and authorized. to lie on the record.
The court heard that Wymark-Hoar had been arrested for the new crimes after police raided his home in Whitwell-on-the-Hill in January or February this year.
They seized a laptop computer on which three highly suggestive passwords or usernames had been used on websites such as “Fab Swingers”, “Fab Guys.com” and “Cottaging.co.uk”.
The depraved online activities of the former married social worker can be traced back to at least 2011, when he was given a 12-month suspended prison sentence on 29 counts of possession of sexual images of children.
In 2012, a disciplinary commission of social workers ordered his expulsion for his illegal behavior online.
He was ultimately jailed in 2017 for possession and distribution of indecent images of children, possession of prohibited images of minors and extreme pornography, and violation of a sexual harm prevention order.
David Camidge, for Wymark-Hoar, said the ex-social worker had now “turned a corner on child sexual exploitation” and was making progress on her initial commission.
Imposing a new nine-month prison sentence, Judge Simon Hickey said he noted Wymark-Hoar’s previous similar offenses and the fact that he committed the new offenses while under license for the crimes originals.
He said it was clear that Wymark-Hoar had created the alias “to facilitate your (illegal online) behavior”.
In addition, the judge issued a new Sexual Injury Prevention Order, which will last for 10 years and aims to curb and monitor the retiree’s online activities.