July 2022

Penrith sex offender failed to tell police he had moved

A Penrith man who failed to comply with his obligations as a person on the national Sex Offenders’ Register has been jailed.

Alex Nicholas Balcombe, 27, who earlier this year was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman and voyeurism, failed to notify the police that he was no longer living at the address they had on record for him. 

His previous offending also included disclosing a private sexual photo.

At Carlisle’s Rickergate Magistrates’ Court, the defendant admitted not abiding by the terms of his sex offender registration. After imposing various suspended sentences, District Judge John Temperley jailed Balcombe for 31 weeks.

Court records show that he failed to tell the police that he had become “of no fixed abode” and this put him in breach of his registration. He was not at his known address between July 1 and July 13, the court heard.

Balcombe previously lived at Greystoke Park Avenue, Penrith. In court, he was represented by defence lawyer Chris Toms.