Paedophile found living with 'racing car' bed after prison release
Paedophile entertainer who dubbed himself ‘Britain’s only Asian clown’ was found living in rental home with child’s ‘racing car’ bed after absconding from authorities following prison release
- Kingsley Perera was jailed after thousands of child sex images found on phone
- He served a ten-month prison sentence after his conviction in December 2020
- Clown was made subject to order that he had to notify police of his whereabouts
- Conviction came after he starred in documentary The Only Clown in the Village
- It followed him on an ’emotional’ journey entertaining children in Sri Lanka
A paedophile entertainer who dubbed himself ‘Britain’s only Asian clown’ and starred in a documentary was found living in a rental home with a child’s ‘racing car’ bed after absconding from authorities following his release from prison.
Kingsley Perera, 57, secretly moved town without informing police after serving a ten-month jail sentence when officers found with thousands of child sex images on his phone in December 2020.
A court heard that Perera, who went by the stage name Theeeko, was found peering out of the bathroom window of a rented house.
When officers went inside the property in Port Talbot, south Wales, they found a child’s bedroom along with a ‘racing car’ bed
Perera appeared at Swansea Crown Court today after breaching his sex offender registration notification requirements by failing to inform police of his move.
Stephen Rees, prosecuting, told the court that he was found at the new address following information received by the Department for Work and Pensions.
The conviction for child sex offences came after Perera had starred in his own documentary in 2005.
Kingsley Perera was jailed for 10 months in December 2020 after thousands of child sex images were found on his phone
Perera, 57, claimed to be Britain’s only Asian clown and performed under the stage name Theeeko
Perera during the documentary The Only Clown in the Village, which followed him on an ’emotional’ journey across Sri Lanka
It followed him through Sri Lanka as he aimed to ‘help children recover from the Tsunami and decades of civil war’, detailing how he went on a ‘physical, emotional and spiritual journey’ across the country.
The documentary shows him performing for groups of children and speaking to local residents as he explores the island.
But today, Perera claimed he has ‘memory issues’ and the fact he was meant to alert police to his move ‘fell off the radar’.
The court heard he was caught with 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 blamed his own sister.
But he was convicted and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for 10 years and placed on the sex offenders register for the same period.
The requirements of the order meant he had tell police about any new address within three days.
But Perera breached the order in March when he was located in the new property.
He admitted to breaching sexual registration notification requirements.
Perera performed for a large group of Sri Lankan children during the documentary of his journey across the country
He could be seen covering his face with a blanket as part of an act before he met locals in a village affected by the country’s Tsunami
Vince Williams, representing the defendant, said he had been evicted from his previous property.
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.
He said: ‘It seems the public would be better protected in these circumstances if I were to impose a suspended sentence.’
Perera was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete a rehabilitation requirement.
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