September 2016

Man jailed for sexual activity with two girls is back behind bars after contacting victim


A CONVICTED sex offender has been jailed after showing a “wilful disdain” for a court ban on contacting a female victim.

It was “very troubling” that he breached the order very soon after being released from prison, a court heard.

Charles McDonald, 52, of no fixed address, admitted two offences of breaching a sexual harm prevention order between August 19 and 26.

Andrew Bailey, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that McDonald had contact in Scunthorpe with a female in breach of a court order made at the same court on June 8, 2010.

He had been jailed for four-and-a-half years for sexual activity with two girls. One of them was involved in the new contact.

McDonald told police when arrested that there was at least one other occasion when the girl was present.

He told officers: “I don’t care if I am arrested or sent to jail.”

McDonald had also been jailed in 2004 for five years for offences including sexual matters.

Michele Stuart-Lofthouse, mitigating, said McDonald made a “foolish mistake” and understood the gravity of the situation.

He acted recklessly but there was no sign of any psychological harm to the female.

Judge David Tremberg told McDonald that it was “very troubling” that he breached the order very shortly after he was released from prison in August.

He had shown a “wilful disdain” for the regulations over the court order.

“It’s not for you to take the law into your own hands,” said Judge Tremberg.

“You do what you are told.”

McDonald was jailed for six months