Sex offender stayed in the same house as a child without informing the police
Sex offender Luke Jackson who stayed in the same house as a child without informing the police has been spared jail.
The 34-year-old was convicted of sexual assault and intentionally touching a woman in 2018.
He was sentenced to a community order and placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.
But he failed to comply with the notification requirements of the register by staying 12 hours or more in a house without telling the authorities; spending seven nights or more at an address in Fegg Hayes without notifying the police; and failing to register a Snapchat user name of ‘Jacko01p*sshead’.
Now Jackson has been sentenced to 24 weeks in jail, suspended for two years, at North Staffordshire Justice Centre.
Prosecutor Shelley Galluccio said Jackson was convicted of sexual assault on October 24, 2018 and was placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.
She said Jackson completed his notification with the police on February 4. Miss Galluccio said: “However, he did not provide any alias names he had used.
“On April 20 police were made aware he had been in a relationship with a woman and was having contact with her child and staying over at an address he had not given them.
“The woman said she had met him in a bar in Newcastle. He used a social media name of ‘Jacko01p*sshead’ which had not been notified to the police.
“He stayed at the woman’s house for five to seven nights in one block and her son had been present.
“On April 20 her ex-partner arrived and made him leave the property. The child had been present at the address during this time. The woman was not aware of Jackson’s history.”
Jackson, of Vale Street, Stoke, pleaded guilty to three charges of failing to comply with the notification requirements of the sex offenders’ register.
Magistrates suspended the sentence as they believe there is a good prospect of Jackson being rehabilitated.
As part of the suspended sentence Jackson must complete a six-month alcohol treatment requirement; an accredited sex offenders’ programme and a rehabilitation activity requirement for 55 days. He was ordered to pay £185 costs and a £154 surcharge.