Norwich sex offender jailed for breaching court order

Norwich Crown Courtpicture by Adrian Juddfor EDP

Norwich Crown Courtpicture by Adrian Juddfor EDP - Credit: Archant

A convicted sex offender, who committed a sexual offence against a woman, and also breached the terms of a court order, has been jailed for 10 months.

Allister Garnham, 68, of Stone Road, Norwich, admitted two breaches of his notification requirements for the sex offenders register when on two occasions he failed to let police know where he was staying, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Garnham also admitted committing a sexual offence on a woman, who the court heard was 'vulnerable'.

John Morgans, prosecuting, said Garnham was jailed for two years in 2008 for sexually assaulting two girls under 13, and following that conviction he was placed on the sex offenders register, which meant he had to let police know where he was staying.

Isobel Ascherson, for Garnham, said he victim of the latest sex offence had first made contact with him and he had not tried to groom her. Sentencing him, Judge Stephen Holt said the victim in this case had been 'vulnerable'. He also ordered Garnham to remain on the sex offenders register for a further 10 years.

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