September 2018

Pervert breached Sexual Offences Prevention Order

A convicted paedophile failed to tell police he had been living at a woman’s home in Blackpool.

Paul Hadfield had previously been convicted of sexual activity with a child after a girl woke up and found him on top of her during a sleepover.

Hadfield, 49, of Station Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) by staying at an address for more than seven days in a 12 month period between June 1 and 28, which was different from the one he had registered with the police.

He was sentenced to a 12 months community order with up to 10 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service and fined £30 with £85 victims’ surcharge.

Prosecutor, Sarah Perkins, said police were called to the report of a domestic incident at a woman’s home in Blackpool.

Hadfield was there and said he was having a relationship with the woman.

Inquiries showed he was on a SOPO and that he had not revealed to police he had lived at the woman’s address for more than seven days.

The prosecutor said Hadfield had been made the subject of the SOPO in 2014 as a result of sexual activity with a child.

He had formed a relationship with a mother-of-three and been found on top of a female friend of the woman’s 13-year-old daughter when she had a sleepover.

The same year he breached the SOPO when he was found to have had two young girls at his flat.