Wellingborough sex offender locked up

He breached orders multiple times

A registered sex offender from Wellingborough who breached an order designed to monitor him after just eight days has been locked up.

John Peter Gray, who also uses the name Clifford Gray, has been subject to a sexual harm prevention order and interim sexual offences prevention order as well as being placed on the register for sex offenders during the course of the last five years.

But on multiple occasions the 58-year-old, of Masefield Close, breached the orders by failing to notify authorities of his whereabouts.

John Gray.

He was arrested and brought before magistrates in Northampton last month where he admitted all charges facing him.

The court heard that between February 4 and February 7 this year he breached the sex offender registration requirements by failing to notify police of his main residence.

On February 11 an interim sexual offences prevention order was made at Northampton Magistrates' Court, a type of order designed to protect the public from sexual harm by a defendant by restricting them.

But just eight days later on February 19 he breached it by failing to notify before committing another breach by failing to notify again in March.

He was also on a suspended sentence after he was convicted of breaching a sexual harm prevention order in August last year.

On that occasion he communicated with a child under the age of 16, something he was banned from doing at Northampton Crown Court in 2015.

Because of his repeat offending magistrates jailed him for 12 weeks for each breach and activated 18 weeks of his suspended sentence.

Each sentence will run consecutively meaning Gray's total prison term is 54 weeks.

He must also pay court costs of £85 and £122 towards a fund for victim services.

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