The family of a convicted sex offender wept in court as he was jailed for breaching an order.
Wayne Hopkins is banned from having more than one mobile phone, but police discovered he had three in his possession at his home on Perth’s Ethel Moorhead Place earlier this year.
He was sentenced to 100 days in jail after breaching his sexual offences prevention order between February 6 and 15 this year.
Solicitor David Holmes, representing the 31-year-old, said Hopkins had made “no attempt to conceal” the handsets from police, describing one of the devices as “old”.
Sentencing him to jail, Sheriff Fiona Tait told Hopkins: “It beggars belief that a person who is told they can only have one mobile telephone has three.
“I am satisfied on the basis of the reports that you were aware of this prohibition.”
Hopkins was placed on the sex offenders register for three years in November 2014 after he was caught with a stash of child and animal images.
Perth Sheriff Court heard that police found a total of 1,338 indecent photographs of children and 289 extreme bestiality images on Hopkins’ computer and storage devices, which were in his possession between 2012 and 2013.
Hopkins is also required by the order to reveal his password and email address to police, and is banned from using encryption software.