Sex offender changed his name from Frank to ‘Mohammed’ and joined mosque

A KNOWN sex offender has been jailed after changing his name from Frank to Mohammed — then joining a mosque.

Frank Crampsey started attending the Blackburn mosque daily after volunteering at a family fun day to celebrate Eid in July.

But unknown to worshippers there, the convicted paedophile was subject to a strict court order preventing him from coming into contact with children, Preston Crown Court heard.

The 60-year-old, who lived in Earby before moving to Blackburn, was welcomed by members and given a £50 prize for his work handing out leaflets and picking up litter at Corporation Park’s Eid in the Park.

The Whalley New Road mosque, which has its own ‘madrassa’ which teaches children about Islam, even funded a deposit on a new home for Crampsey when he told them he had fallen on hard times.

But Crampsey, who been jailed before for sex offences against young boys, did not reveal his past, or that he was banned from entering any educational establishment under the terms of a court order.

When mosque member Ashbad Ahmed, who had taken Crampsey under his wing learned he was a convicted paedophile with a history of breaching court orders, he was shaken and taken aback, Preston Crown Court heard.

Crampsey, of no fixed address, had said he was lonely and in poverty when he attended the mosque.

Francis McEntee, prosecuting, told the court it was the fifth time Crampsey has breached the terms of the Sexual Offenders Prevention Order, which was made in 2006 in respect of convictions dating back to 2001.

Last year he was sentenced for breaching the order when he visited a woman with children aged 13 and nine regularly, along with the children’s grandfather.

When officers visited him for routine monitoring on July 31 this year, Crampsey said he had been spending time at the mosque.

Police spoke then to Mr Ahmed, who said he was not aware of any contact with children at the Darussalam Education Centre, but revealed Crampsey had not been monitored at all times.

Source: Lancashire Telegraph

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