'Bored' Kettering paedophile wouldn't let police into his home

He's been back in court

Northampton Magistrates' Court.
Northampton Magistrates' Court.

A Kettering paedophile who watched sick videos because he was 'bored' has been back before a court after refusing to let police into his house.

Brendan Rush, 34, was spared from prison in 2017 at Northampton Crown Court after police found the depraved files when they executed a search warrant.

He was sentenced to a community order, put on the register for sex offenders and told he would be subject to a five-year sexual harm prevention order.

It meant he would be subject to strict conditions on his use of the internet and complying with police requests so he could be properly monitored, and warned any breaches would be a criminal offence.

But on August 18 this year he breached the order when police visited his Windmill Avenue home.

He refused to let officers enter the house and was arrested, later pleading guilty to breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

A separate charge of breaching a sexual harm prevention order, after Rush was alleged to have refused to supply usernames and passwords to allow devices to be examined, was dismissed at Northampton Magistrates' Court.

Rush was granted unconditional bail and will be sentenced on January 12 after a probation team has prepared a pre-sentence report.

In 2017 Rush admitted indecent images offences relating to six category A files, two in category B and 29 in category C, with category A the most depraved.

Northampton Crown Court he had been watching vile live streams involving young girls and had downloaded some of the videos, as well as searching for how to hide his IP address.

In mitigation at his 2017 sentencing hearing, his barrister Maxine Krone said he was horrified by his actions.

She said: "He fell into the trap of offending because he was bored and lonely.

"Mr Rush told the probation officer that he felt sick at what he had done and needed help to understand why he did what he did.

"Sitting at home by himself he has been looking at images that he should not have been."