March 2019

Child molester who was put on the sex offender register for life breached the requirements

A child molester who was put on the sex offender register for life breached the requirements by not completing his annual check-in with the police.

Blackburn magistrates heard Abdul Muhit did eventually go to the police station to confirm he was still at the same address but had no excuse for being late.

Muhit, 32, of Burns Street, Burnley, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the sex offender register.

He was jailed for 24 weeks suspended for 18 months and ordered to pay £85 costs and £115 victim surcharge.

The court heard Muhit was put on the register for life in 2011 for sexual activity with an underage girl.

One of the requirements was that he registered his address with the police annually.

He failed to do this on November 31, the due date, and didn’t turn up at the police station until January 9.

Geoff Ireland, defending, said his client had lived at the same address for many years and there was no suggestion he was trying to avoid anything.

“The police knew exactly where he was living,” said Mr Ireland.