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A sex offender has been returned to jail after breaching the terms of his release.
Daniel Anthony, aged 26, was jailed in 2020 for sexually assaulting a teenage girl and possessing an extreme pornographic image.
Under the terms of his release, he was made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order which prohibited almost any contact with girls under the age of 16.
He was also banned from using the internet unless his electronic devices could regularly be monitored by police.
In February 2022 Anthony was arrested again after officers found out he was regularly spending time with a young girl, without declaring his contact to police.
Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (5 October), Anthony, of Butler Crescent, Mansfield, was jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Sexual Harm Preventions Orders are often part of the sentencing process and tightly restrict what offenders can do online and in person once they are released from prison.
Compliance is monitored by a team of officers who regularly check in with offenders to ensure they adhering to their orders.
Breaching an order is an offence in itself and is highly likely to result in an additional prison sentence.
Detective Constable Kate Taylor, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
“Offenders need to understand these restrictions have real teeth and that the courts take an extremely dim view when they are breached.
“Anthony would certainly have known he was in breach of his Sexual Harm Prevention Order so I can only conclude he thought we’d never find out.
“As he has found to his cost, however, it's our business to monitor people who pose a potential risk to children, and we do find out when they are breached.
“Nothing is more important to us than the safety of children, so I hope this sentence serves as a warning to others with Sexual Harm Prevention orders about the consequences of ignoring them.”
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