The court heard Ottoway had turned up for an appointment with supervising officers and when they asked to see his mobile phone it emerged he had been deleting texts. He told social workers he had accidentally deleted a message from his mum while trying to get rid of one from his mobile service provider.
The phone, which the court heard was a basic handset of limited capability, was then submitted for analysis. It is a minor breach of the order.
Some individuals may think the only consequence will be involvement with the police and the worst case scenario is going to prison. However there are many more possible consequences for you, your family and the victim that you need to consider. First contact with the authorities Typically, this is likely to be the police knocking on your door.
Overall there are very rare circumstances in which there is a simple answer as to whether the notification requirements will apply and therefore it is always important for your legal team to not only be fully aware of whether the offence you are accused of could lead to you being required to notify, but also the impact the sentence you receive could have on the issue. Picture: Cambs Cops. This website will:. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Examples of conditions set by the order include:.
During this initial visit, the police may search the property and any other property you reside in and gather up all electronic devices e. The police will make a note of every device seized and will take them to the police station for further analysis. This process of analysis can take several months.
Any devices found with illegal material, or other evidence that an offence has been committed, on will not be returned. You will be offered a duty solicitor or if you already have a solicitor you can ask them to come in.
You can also be interviewed without a solicitor if this is your wish. You will be risk assessed for return to community; i. If you are bailed, you will be given a future date to return to the police station to answer bail i. Common conditions for suspected sexual offenders include no contact with the alleged victim s , no unsupervised contact with children and no living or sleeping at an address with children.
Conditions will vary between individuals; however you MUST comply, as breaking a bail condition is a criminal offence. The bail date can be extended by the police force, for example, if there is a delay in analysing your devices or obtaining other evidence.
It is recommended that you use this time to find a criminal solicitor, preferably with experience of dealing with this type of case, if you decide not to continue using the duty solicitor. Once all of the seized equipment has been forensically examined you will have to return to the police station.
Depending on whether you are under investigation or on bail, and on the evidence found, you will return to the police station under one of the following:. That said, this does not definitively mean you will receive a custodial sentence. This is an order to serve the sentence for the offence in the community, under the supervision of the Probation Service.
It will probably be given with a condition to complete some work to address the offending behaviour. Community orders tend to be given for at least 2 years, in order to allow the offender to complete a rehabilitation programme within the community during the life of the order but can be for a maximum of 3 years. A convicted sex offender, who posed as a woman on a dating website in order to trick other females into sending him intimate photographs, has been jailed for a year. Jack Smith, 25, created a fake online persona - a practice known as catfishing - and managed to strike up a relationship with a woman in her 20s, on the Plenty of Fish site.
in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as part of the Sex Offenders As a result of this case, the Sexual Offences Act (Remedial) Order Sex Offender Notification Requirements (the Sex Offenders' Register). .. Prison Service Orders can be found at: setarepa.ga
Using the pseudonym Charlotte Unwin, Smith was able to persuade the woman to send him intimate images of herself. But once he obtained the photographs he became abusive and threatening towards his victim and even told her he was planning to send the pictures to members of her family.