A MAN has avoided an immediate prison sentence for having social media accounts in breach of a sexual harm prevention order made by the courts.

Martyn Dunn, aged 30, was found by police to have committed his second breach of the order while they are carrying out checks on December 5 last year.

Dunn, whose address was given as Richmond Park Crescent, Charminster, pleaded guilty to a single charge of breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

A Poole Magistrates’ Court hearing on July 27 was told the defendant had Facebook and Instagram accounts, which he was prohibited from doing through the order made at Southampton Crown Court on February 14, 2020.

Dunn was committed to prison for 10 weeks, suspended for 24 months.

Court papers stated this was his second breach of the order and there were similarities to the previous breach.

The suspended sentence included a requirement to take part in a 60-day accredited programme and complete up to 20 rehabilitation activity days.

The defendant must also pay a £128 victim surcharge.