Update: Now living in Kirbymoorside

September 2004

Jail warning for sex offender

A York sex offender who refused to register his address with police has appeared before York Crown Court.

Colin Harvey, prosecuting, said that David Michael Rispin, 41, was given a five-year jail term for a serious sexual offence against a seven-year-old boy.

On his release on parole in December 2002, he stayed at a hostel while police and others assessed how much of a risk he posed for others before allowing him to return home to Danebury Drive, Acomb.

He is on the sex offenders’ register for life and must report to a police station every time he changes addresses. But despite warnings by police, he did not register the new address.

“He quite wilfully refused to do it,” said Recorder Geoffrey Marson QC, and warned Rispin that if he does so again, he will be jailed.

Jobless Rispin admitted failing to register his address and was given a two-year conditional discharge. He was also ordered to pay £250 prosecution costs

His barrister, Richard Mansell, said it was a technical offence as police knew where he was all the time. He had not tried to evade supervision.