A JUDGE has added to the sentence of a 52-year-old paedophile because he is an "offender of concern".

Judge Ian Lawrie QC originally sentenced David Ballinger of the Cotswolds earlier this year to eight years and eight months jail at Gloucester Crown Court.

But Ballinger was back before the court under Section 155 of the Sentencing Act 2000 after the judge reconsidered his sentence and decided to add an extra 12 months of parole licence.

Ballinger was told by a judge at Gloucester Crown Court that his behaviour towards the girl was 'depraved' and he had 'completely ruined her life.'

Ballinger pleaded guilty to orally raping a girl under 13 between March 2011 and March 2014.

He also admitted raping the same girl in the same way between March 2017 and January this year on at least two separate occasions.

And he admitted sexual activity with the girl on at least seven occasions between March 2014 and March 2017 by touching her breasts and private parts.

In addition, Ballinger pleaded guilty to a charge of voyeurism by installing a camera so he could watch the girl and three offences of possession of child porn - 9 videos and a still picture at the worst Category A level, 24 stills and 162 videos of Category B and 935 stills and 206 videos of Category C.

Judge Lawrie said that Ballinger was an "offender of concern" and he had decided to add an extra period of parole licence.

He re-sentenced Ballinger for the rape of a girl under 13 and added an extra 12 months on license meaning Ballinger will be subject to license conditions when he is released from prison.

Judge Lawrie also questioned what had happened to Ballinger's victim after his conviction for abusing her.

"I am genuinely surprised that the support mechanisms are limited," said the Judge.

The court heard she had since been referred to a special service in Gloucestershire which helps abuse victims and had been given priority.