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Any child who can talk is matured to have sex - Sex offender shockingly says

 A 37- year-old man from Haslingden, Lancashire, has been tagged by the UK police as "one of the most dangerous sex offenders" after saying "if a child is old enough to talk it’s old enough to have sex."

The pervert who have been trying to travel to other countries to have sex with children said that his ideal partner would be aged between 12 and 14 years.

Leonard was jailed for 32 months in 2013 after downloading 251 indecent images of children and then sharing them on the internet, DailyrecordUK reports.

He was given a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) to monitor his internet use, however Lancashire Police said it was now no longer ‘sufficient to manage his risk’ and were granted a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO) by magistrates in April this year.

The paedophile have been restricted from leaving the country.

Detective Constable Andrew Ashworth, who manages more than 90 registered sex offenders in Lancashire, told the Crown Court hearing that Leonard is "one of the most dangerous offenders I have met" and that he posed an "exceptional risk".

He said: “Mr Leonard is unique. In the 10 years performing this role I have never met a sexual offender who quite openly acknowledges his paedophilic tendencies. He is exceptional and has been risked as exceptional.

“Mr Leonard has expressed his desire to leave the country because he believes the police, judiciary and government in this country are persecuting paedophiles.

“He is very vocal and adamant about this persecution.

“He likens it to the persecution of homosexuals 40 years ago.

“He believes that in the fullness of time paedophilia will be accepted in the same way that homosexuality is today.

“He has expressed a desire to move to other European countries. He has talked about the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy because he believes they have a lower age of consent in the mid to low teens.”

The appeal hearing was told that Leonard watches "very child orientated" adult pornography with "models dressed to look like cheerleaders or in school uniforms".

When DC Ashworth asked Leonard in March this year what age is too young for sexual activity he replied "if a child is old enough to talk it’s old enough to have sex", the court was told, and that when Leonard was asked about his views on rape he replied "no comment".

DC Ashworth added: “[Leonard] has accepted that his mother, who he has a close connection with, is a factor in holding him back as to his sexual lifestyle.

“He has indicated that when she dies, and she is an elderly woman in her 80s, he will go abroad to seek children. For me the only pro-social influence in his life at the moment is his mother and that’s purely because she is alive.”

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