Paedophile who lives in a TENT forgot to tell police his whereabouts – after taking too many drugs
A sex offender who lives in a tent has been jailed after he took so many drugs he forgot to register his details in time.
Paedophile Shawn Labhya was locked up for three years in 2011 for a string of offences including causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
He was placed on the sex offenders’ register and every year he has to complete a form to inform police where he is living.
The 32-year-old registered on September 15 as being no fixed address which meant he had to return every week.
But he failed to inform police of his whereabouts by September 22 after a monkey dust binge.
Officers then found a lock knife in Labhya’s man bag when he was arrested on September 28.
Now the defendant – who used to live in Etruria but has now set up home in a field – has been jailed for two months at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.
Prosecutor Peter Gilmour said: “The defendant registered with the police on September 15 as being of no fixed abode. When a person is of no fixed abode he has to register on a weekly basis with the police. He should have notified them on September 22 as he has to notify every seven days if he is no fixed abode.
“He was seen on September 28 and arrested. Police found a small lock knife in a man bag.”
In his police interview, the defendant said he had taken monkey dust and because of the effect of the drug use he thought he was still in a previous week. He added that the knife was for opening packages and preparing food.
Labhya, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the notification requirements of the sex offenders’ register and possession of a knife.
The court heard the defendant has four previous convictions for failing to comply with notification requirements.
Judge Jinder Singh Boora told Labhya: “I consider these to be serious offences. You committed sexual offences. They were varied in nature but they involved young children.
“You received 36 months in custody and your sentence had notice requirements to ensure that the public are safe from men like you. Every breach of the notification requirements in treated seriously by this court. You have four previous failures to notify in a relatively short period.
“However, this is not a breach which I can say is at the top end of the seriousness levels. I do accept you are homeless.”