Paedophile entertainer who dubbed himself 'Britain's only Asian clown' crawled away from police to hide banned mobile
A paedophile entertainer who once dubbed himself Britain's only Asian clown is back behind bars after trying to hide a mobile phone from police because he had been banned from owning one by a judge.
It is just the latest court order breach by Kingsley Perera - who went by stage name of Theeeko The Clown and had been working as an entertainer when vile abuse images were found on his phone.
Perera, 59, was jailed for ten months in 2020 and was only allowed a phone with police permission after being released from prison.
But the 59-year-old is now back behind bars after he was caught with an undisclosed Huawei phone in a car and tried to conceal it in a nearby shed when officers turned their backs.
It comes less than two months after he admitted an earlier breach of his probationary conditions after he failed to inform officers he had moved house and was found to have a child's bedroom including a race car bed at his latest address.
The former clown was handed a suspended sentence for breaching his sexual harm prevention order but is now back behind bars having breached it a second time in as many months.
Perera is required to register any smart phone he owns with the authorities after being jailed for downloading thousands of images of child sexual abuse.
A court heard Perera - who described himself as Britain's only Asian clown - was spotted slumped down in a Ford Galaxy people-carrier by police.
Hannah George, prosecuting, said: 'He was inside the car trying to avoid being spotted. Perera got out and crawled to a nearby shed where the PCs saw him sliding a mobile phone under the door.'
Perera was arrested and he denied the mobile was his but police found a selfie taken by him on it.
As he jailed Perera for one year and three months, Judge Geraint Walters told him that sexual harm prevention orders were there to protect the defendant as well as the public.
He said it was troubling that Perera was back before the courts again, and he warned him that sentences would only keep on increasingly in length were he to keep on offending.
Swansea Crown Court heard the breach came after Perera was jailed for ten months in December 2020.
Investigators uncovered up to 4,000 indecent images on his mobile phones - including more than 600 of the most extreme Category A photos.
Perera denied he was responsible for downloading the images and had even tried to blame his own sister but later admitted the offence in court.
He was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years and was placed on the sex offenders register for the same length of time.
The requirements of the order meant he had tell police about any new address within three days.
Then, in March this year, Perera was spotted leaning out of the window of a rented property in Port Talbot, having failed to notify police he had moved from Swansea.
When officers, who had been tipped off by the Department of Work and Pensions, went inside the property, they found a child's bedroom along with a 'racing car' bed.
Perera claimed he had 'memory issues' and the fact he was meant to alert police to his move 'fell off the radar' but admitted the breach.
The predator was convicted of breaching his sex offender registration notification requirements by failing to inform police of his move and was handed 24 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete a rehabilitation requirement.
At the time, Judge Wayne Beard said a pre-sentence report found Perera posed a greater risk if he were sent back to custody than if he carried out a rehabilitation course in the community.