June 2018

Derby sex offender jailed after moving into homes where children lived

A sex offender, who is not allowed to live at any address where children reside, moved from home to home in Derby where they were present.

Derby Crown Court heard how Alan Smith was convicted of a sex offence relating to an underage girl in 2012 and was jailed.

The now 24-year-old was also handed an order saying he must tell the police where he is living and that place must not be where under 16s are also present.

But, in May of this year, officers discovered that he had been sleeping at a number of addresses in the city including ones where children were also living and he was arrested.

Now he is back behind bars having been jailed for 10 months for breaching his order.

Judge Jonathan Bennett said: “In the early part of this year, between January and April, there were a series of failing to notify the police of where you were living.

“It was a continuous piece of conduct which had aggravating features.

“Firstly there are your previous convictions and secondly there were children at two of those addresses.

“It has to be custody but not only did you admit to the offences at the earliest opportunity, you were extremely frank with the police when you were arrested.

“You know the system, you know what you have to do.”

Jasmine Kumar, prosecuting, said said Smith, of no fixed address, was convicted in 2012 of sex offences against an underage girl.

She said: “In January he registered himself with the police as living at an address in Derby.

“But in February he moved out of that address and moved to another which had children under the age of 16 living there.

“Two months later it was discovered he was now living at a third address, which also had children living there.

“Then, in May, he made himself of no fixed address but did not tell the police.

“He was arrested on May 25 and made full and frank admissions telling them he had been living at various addresses during the year.”

Smith pleaded guilty to breaching the terms of a sexual harm prevention order and was jailed for 10 months.

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