September 2017

Sex offender jailed for 12 weeks for not telling police he had moved back in with his mum

A CONVICTED sex offender who failed to register a new address has been jailed for 12 weeks.

Blackburn magistrates heard Jamie Thomas Gorton had several previous breaches of the sex offender register requirements since he was sentenced in 2015 for sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl.

Gorton, 27, of Browsholme Avenue, Burnley, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with requirements. He was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £115 victim surcharge on release.

The court heard Gorton had been required to leave his previous address when his partner found out about his previous conviction. He had moved back in with his mum, which was an address he had registered in the past but failed to tell the police where he was living.