AN ISOLATED young man, said to have a compulsion to look at indecent images of children, has been jailed.

Dominic Davey, 24, of Bakery Fields at Brynteg, Wrexham, said to live in his room, watched Japanese animation of child sex abuse.

He previously admitted attempting to possess illegal child images.

Mold Crown Court heard how he had received a suspended prison sentence in 2017 for similar offending but breached it.

In June of last year he was placed on another suspended sentence.

But he had continued to offend and it emerged that he lived an isolated life in his room and had a compulsion to look at such material, while attending courses aimed at stopping him doing it.

Judge Niclas Parry jailed him for 15 months for the new offences and activated 12 months from the previous suspended sentence consecutive - making 27 months in all.

He was ordered to register with the police as a sex offender for a decade and a 10- year sexual harm prevention order was made.

Judge Parry said while subject to suspended sentences and a sexual harm prevention order, Davey continued to search for "this disgusting material, knowing the consequences, but that did not deter you”.

It was right that he had previously, as a young man of no previous convictions, been given an opportunity.

The view had been taken that the public would be better protected if he was given that opportunity.

"Yes, you were complying with the programmes and co-operating," the judge said.

"You were giving all the appearances that it was an order that was working.

"But throughout you were viewing disgracefully serious images which included the most serious, the ra.e of young children."

The stage had now been reached where the court had to consider an extended sentence as a dangerous offender.

"In my view you meet the criteria,” Judge Parry said.

"There is a very high risk that you will commit further offences which had serious harm inducing serious psychological harm to young children.”

Judge Parry said he had to consider whether it was absolutely necessary to impose an extended sentence.

"That stage has not been reached in my view," he said, and pointed out Davey had not served a custodial sentence previously.

Defence barrister Owen Edwards said that the court was faced with a sentencing dilemma in view of his client's continued offending.

He asked for an element of mercy based on Davey’s rather sad home life.

He said Davey was a very isolated young man.

Within the house was a seriously ill brother and Davey was nominally in charge of his care but the reality was that he spent his life in his room.

He was otherwise an intelligent young man who had real difficulty with depression and social interaction.

Mr Edwards said Davey had been extremely frank in his police interviews.

Davey had been looking at adult sites with young looking girls and at a Japanese animation site involving children which was sadly all too prevalent.

"It is very clear he has a problem which he does want to address," Mr Edwards said. "He is very anxious to stop."

He added Davey was terrified at the prospect of prison and while on remand had done his best to settle in.

"He is genuinely concerned about seeking to address his problems," said Mr Edwards.

"I ask for a sentence as short as it can be. "