Norfolk: Former minister admits breach of sexual offences order


A former Methodist minister has been sentenced to a three month supervision order after pleading guilty to breaching a court order at Norwich Crown Court today.

Philip Hilstrop, was charged with two counts of breaching a court order.

The 63-year-old from Norfolk is already on the Sexual Offenders register after admitting possessing hundreds of indecent images of children. He was sentenced in June 2011 to a suspended jail term.

However Norwich Crown Court heard he had accessed the internet via a mobile phone which was in breach of the tems of his court order.

Hilstrop had been ordered to complete a rehabilitation programme and was banned from working with children when he was originally sentenced at Norwich Crown Court in June 2011.

At that time, he had admitted charges relating to possessing more than 1,000 indecent images.

Today he admitted a breach between January 2012 and August 2013 and another between January 2012 and May 2013.