For details on how to contact our editorial and commercial departments, click here
Stockton sex offender jailed after breaching court order
A SEX offender has been jailed for six months after starting a relationship with a woman with two young children – without informing police.
The 33-year-old was jailed for six years in March 2007 for the attempted rape of a young girl and three indecent assaults – offences he denied.
He was ordered to sign indefinitely on the sex offenders’ register and was restricted from having contact with children.
Tomlinson, released from prison in March 2011, was said to have been in a relationship with the woman for a year.
He admitted six counts of failing to comply with his notification requirements as a sex offender.
Prosecutor David Brooke said there were a number of instances where Tomlinson had sole contact with the children. He also failed to disclose the address he was living at.
The defendant claimed he only stayed over for seven nights during the course of the relationship and the woman’s children were present only on two occasions.
He said he told the woman of his convictions, but she was unaware of the restrictions placed on him.
Uzma Khan, mitigating, said Tomlinson had complied with his notification requirements for 18 months after his prison release.
She said he had fully briefed the woman about his past and there were no allegations of any inappropriate behaviour.
Ms Khan described Tomlinson, whose family were in court, as an intelligent young man who was attempting to rebuild his life.
Judge Peter Armstrong rejected pleas to suspend the jail sentence on Tomlinson and said there needed to be a deterrent in respect of such behaviour.
He jailed him immediately for six months.
Comments are closed on this article.