October 2016

Sex offender accessed internet chat sites and contacted under-age girl


A convicte sex offender has breached the terms of his notification requirements by secretly accessing internet chat sites and contacting an underage girl.

Matthew Joseph Keogan of Nettlesworth was subject to restrictions under the terms of his registration as a sex offender, following a conviction for possessing indecent images of children and extreme pornography, in October 2013.

Durham Crown Court heard he was subject to home visits by a supervising police officer and a probation officer.