PUBLISHED: 13:27, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:32, 23 April 2013
Paedophile [sic] with HIV jailed for having unprotected sex with young boy WINS legal battle to allow him to work in places where children are present
">SK allowed jobs where he comes into contact with children
>He was jailed after abusing boy and concealing his HIV
>Judge says 'He has served his punishment'
K, now free, was also handed a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) banning him working anywhere he might come into contact with children under 16, among other restrictions.
Three of the country's most senior judges have now upheld a challenge by K against his SOPO, opening the way for him to take jobs where children may cross his path and softening other restrictions on his liberty.
Lady Justice Hallett, sitting with Mr Justice Bean and Judge Michael Pert QC, said it would not be right to condemn K to a lifetime on benefits, unable to work.
She added: 'It must be understood that we are under an obligation to apply the law and, despite the seriousness of this crime, we cannot just lock someone up and throw away the key.
'He has served his punishment. This court does what it can to protect children - you can do your best, but if you are simply depriving him of all liberty forever, the law does not allow you to do that.'"
Paedophile [sic] wins appeal on work ban regarding contact with children
Paedophile [sic] wins legal battle to work where he might encounter children