Mother broke terms of order

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A WOMAN placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life after she sexually assaulted a 12 year old boy has broken the terms of the order.

Jane Ruddock, a 38-year-old mother-of-four, secretly moved to Blackpool but failed to tell the police about her new address.

She lived under the same roof as children, which also broke the order, and she did not attend her sex offenders review when she should have done.

Ruddock, of Clifford Road, who has been living at a probation hostel, admitted the three breaches when she appeared before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Ruddock appeared before Preston Crown Court in 2005 where she was given a three year supervision order and a five year SOPO for the child sex assaults.

In 2008 the SOPO was increased to a life order after she was found working in a shop with a child.

Ruddock was arrested in Blackpool earlier this year. She had been living in the resort for three months,the court heard.

In the house were four children under the age of 16.

She told police she wrongly thought the order was for 10 years and blamed being “zoned out” by health problems for what she had done.

Peter Manning, defending, said: “It is now crystal clear to her that the order is for life. A probation report on her details her problems with drink, drugs and sex. It is not suggested that she committed any offence as a result of the breaches.”

Chairman of the magistrates, Mrs Janet Oldroyd, told Ruddock: “This is your last chance.Children have got to be protected from harm.”

Ruddock was ordered to live for the next 12 months only at addresses approved by probation, and she will be under their supervision for 18 months.

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