A TWENTY-year-old pervert took photographs of females on his mobile phone and later used them as part of his sexual fantasy world.
Blackburn magistrates heard that some of the photographs taken by Daniel Gordon Edmunds were of two girls aged about seven and eight.
And, Edmunds also admitted he found females attractive between the ages of six and 27.
Edmunds, of Lydia Street, Accrington, was convicted of breaching a sexual offences prevention order (Sopo).
He was sent in custody to Preston Crown Court for sentence.
Scott Ainge, prosecuting, said Edmunds had taken the photographs in the Imperial pub on Christmas Day, just two days after he was released on licence from a prison sentence imposed for offences of indecent exposure and breach of a Sopo.
Edmunds claimed the pictures of the children had been taken by accident when he was trying to get a shot of the bar and somebody nudged him.
But he admitted that later when he looked at the images he found them sexually stimulating.
Mr Ainge cross examining Edmunds said within hours of coming out of prison Edmunds was causing concern.
Mr Ainge added: "Normal people don't do that."
Edmunds said: "Yes, but I am not a normal person.
"I have a history of sexual offending against young females and that is not what a normal individual would do.
"I fantasise about sexual activity with young people and that is not a normal activity for a person of my age."
Edmunds also accepted that he had previously bought underwear for an eight-year-old girl and worn it himself because it excited him sexually.
Mr Ainge said: "You are a dangerous young man."
Ian Huggan, defending, said it would be easy to simply take the view that his client was sick and a pervert.
He said: "He has been honest and admitted that he fantasises about girls as young as six.
"If the people in these photographs were aware of their existence they would not be happy, especially the parents of the young girls.
"But that is not the point because they were not aware the photographs were being taken and have not been visited by the police since.
"We say they have not been caused any alarm, harassment or distress."
He concluded: "The pictures were used for his own fantasy purposes and sexual gratification and for nothing else."