A CONVICTED paedophile described as being at a potentially high risk of re-offending has been ordered to remain inside his home during mid mornings.
Jeffrey Mole has been put on a curfew to enable a probation officer to visit him at home because he kept missing probation appointments.
Mole, 79, of Chesterfield Avenue, North Shore, pleaded guilty to breaching two court orders for supervision.
One order was imposed for sexually assaulting two schoolgirls aged 16 and 17 on buses.
The other order was imposed for breaching a Sex Offences Prevention order which banned Mole from travelling on public transport between 8am and 10am and 3pm and 5pm and from loitering around bus stops.
Mole was sentenced to a three months electronically tagged curfew where he must remain inside his home between 10am to noon Mondays to Fridays by District Judge John Maxwell sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
The judge told Mole: “You potentially pose a high risk of re-offending. That is not what I want to see, for the safety of the public and yourself.”
Peter Moran, prosecuting for the probation service, said Mole had breached both orders by failing to turn up for some appointments with his probation officer.
Out of 54 appointments Mole had kept 46.
Mr Moran said: “His supervising officer says he has a potentially high risk of sexually re-offending. The probation service believes there is critical work to be done with him.”
Michael Woosnam, defending, said his client, who was nearly 80, suffered from confusion. Mole was on his own and had no family support network.