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Paedophile breached court order

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A paedophile illegally spent New Year’s Eve with a 15-year-old girl.

Ashley Shaw had previously been convicted of sexual assaults on a child and was banned from having unsupervised contact with children under 16.

Shaw, 22, of Castlerigg Place, Mereside, pleaded guilty to breaching a condition of a Sex Offenders Prevention Order (SOPO).

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports by District Judge Roger Lowe sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

He must live at his given address as a condition of his bail.

Shaw had been convicted of offences of sexually assaulting a girl under 13 in 2009 and put on a SOPO.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said that between July 1 last year and January 18 this year Shaw met a 15-year-old girl who knew a relative of his.

Shaw met the girl several times, once on the beach.

On New Year’s Eve the teenager was babysitting several children.

She asked Shaw by text to go round to the address because she did not want to be alone on New Year’s Eve, so he went.

John McLaren, defending, told the judge that Shaw said there was nothing sexual in his relationship with the teenager.

The teenager was a friend of one of Shaw’s relatives and was mainly in company with that relative when she saw Shaw.

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