Lewis Metcalfe failed to tell police his whereabouts in breach of a court order. After she kicked him out he failed to register his whereabouts to police and was arrested. Join our newsletter: find out how to get hand-picked Bristol news stories straight to your inbox. Metcalfe, 21, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to theft and breaching requirements of the Sex Offenders Register. Judge Martin Picton handed him an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.
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A sex offender registry is a system in various countries designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the activities of sex offenders , including those who have completed their criminal sentences. In some jurisdictions, registration is accompanied by residential address notification requirements. In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions, including on housing. Those on parole or probation may be subject to restrictions that do not apply to other parolees or probationers. Sometimes, these include or have been proposed to include restrictions on being in the presence of underage persons under the age of majority , living in proximity to a school or day care center, owning toys or items targeted towards children, or using the Internet.
Registered Sex Offenders
A Fife sex offender has been warned he faces a custodial sentence if he does not engage with social work services after being found with indecent images of children. Derry Sneddon, 18, appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court for a review of his sentence after appearing to not take social work appointments seriously. Sneddon, of North Street, Lochgelly, was found with indecent images of children in his possession at an address in Letham.