A PAEDOPHILE who once worked as a mascot at Blackburn Rovers has been sent back to jail after being caught with indecent images of children.

As reported by the Lancashire Telegraph in 2012, Scott Allan Henderson, 30, was jailed for 40 months for performing sex acts via a webcam with boys as young as 14 he had contacted through Facebook.

He also had obscene video clips of children.

As part of his sentence Henderson, who was one of several volunteers who dressed up as Roar the Lion for matches at Ewood Park, was given a court order limiting his contact with children.

Following his release from prison Henderson, now of Barn Meadow, Clayton Brook, but formerly of the Wensley Fold area of Blackburn, was monitored by the police’s sex offenders management unit.

And during a visit by officers to his home in September 2016 he was found in possession of previously undisclosed internet enabled devices.

When the officers inspected the devices they discovered contact with a 12-year-old boy via Facebook and an Xbox games console which placed him in breach of the court order given on sentence.

A total of eight indecent images of children were also found.

Henderson was arrested in August 2017 and bailed pending a decision on charges.

During that time police received a phone call from the parent of a 14-year-old boy who had been contacted by someone on Snapchat using the name ‘undrawingtiger’ A second investigation began and Henderson was identified as the person who used that name.

He was arrested for a second time and charged on November 28 with breaching the court order.

Henderson was subsequently charged with four more breaches of the court order plus two counts of making indecent images of children in relation to the September 2016 offences.

He appeared in the dock at Preston Magistrates Court in February and pleaded guilty to all charges.

Appearing at Preston Crown Court this morning Henderson was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by Judge Mark Brown, The Honorary Recorder of Preston.

Speaking after the hearing, Detective Constable Dan Perkins said: “Sex offender management is an unseen side of policing but a crucial one in both preventing re-offending and, as in this case, uncovering further offending when it occurs.

“Protecting children and vulnerable people from sexual harm is a key priority for us and our partners and we will continue to manage sex offenders in our communities to mitigate the risk they pose.”