61-year-old Phillip Dutfield, a convicted pedophile in Kent, England, has been delayed sentencing until next month base on concerns that he might not have WiFi access in prison for his pacemaker to function.
The internet connection allows the pacemaker to link up with the National Health Service server which controls it.
Judge Jeremy Carey at Maidstone Crown Court agreed to delay sentencing until August 2nd so that the situation could be clarified. It is not known whether it is capable of functioning in a custodial setting.
Dutfieldâ€™s previous prison terms were served for possession of extreme pornography on his computer in 2006, including pictures showing sexual abuse. In 2010 he was sentenced for breaching a sex offender prevention order.
Prosecutors have also accused Dutfield of having unsupervised contact with a girl last July and using a computer capable of accessing the internet at the University of Kent. He has denied a similar breach of the orderâ€™s terms involving a young boy.
Dutfield was first apprehended in 2004 when working as an administrator at a home for people with mental health problems.