December 2017

Sex offender failed to sign register on time

Pervert Allan Simpson has been handed a 12 month conditional discharge after he failed to sign the sex offenders’ register on time.

The 58-year-old was jailed for 30 months and placed on the sex offenders’ register for life in 2009 after being convicted of sexual activity with a child.

One of the requirements of the order is that he has to register his details at a police station every 12 months.

Prosecutor John Dove told North Staffordshire Justice Centre: “He went to Hanley Police Station and completed his annual registration on November 8, 2016.

That means he must renew it on or before November 8, 2017.

“But the officer who manages the defendant was made aware on November 12 he had failed to complete his annual registration.

“On November 14 it was discovered that the defendant had gone into Hanley Police Station on November 13 and completed the annual registration. He was five days late.”

The defendant accepted he was five days late but told police the breach was not intentional. He said his mum had suffered three strokes and he was her main carer. He added he was sorry.

Simpson, of Woodhouse Street, Stoke, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the sex offenders’ register.

Magistrates ordered Simpson to pay £135 costs and a £20 surcharge.