A notorious sex offender has been jailed for more than a year for making a lewd drawing and showing it to two people.
The drawing led to Robert Basterfield being jailed for 54 weeks yesterday.
Basterfield, 47, had previously shown explicit photographs to shop workers but resorted to drawing them by hand because he had no camera inside Perth Prison.
The sketches were shown to two prison staff who were left “distressed” because of Basterfield’s background as a stalker and sex pest.
Sheriff William Wood said: “It is clear you are a repeat sex offender. That gives context to any action you take. You made two drawings. It must have been alarming for the prison officer. The greatest concern may not have been what happened in prison, but what may happen upon your release.
“The court has to dissuade you from behaving like this in future.”
Solicitor Linda Clark, defending, said: “This is perhaps not the most serious offence he has appeared in relation to. I don’t think any of the art work is any more than you may see on an adolescent male’s jotter.”
Basterfield, from Perth, had previously been convicted for showing photographs to shop staff as he tried to buy Viagra.
Earlier this year, he became the first UK person to be made subject of a Sexual Offence Prevention Order twice.
He was jailed for 25 months at Perth Sheriff Court after a series of incidents.
He had previously been prosecuted twice for stalking women in Perthshire and was jailed in 2006, which led to the police seeking the first SOPO order against him.