Sex molester behind bars

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A grandfather with a history of sexually molesting schoolgirls who use buses has been jailed after he refused to live at a hostel which specialised in the management of sex offenders.

Jeffrey Mole was described as posing a high risk of sexual harm to female children.

Mole, 80, formerly of Bold Street, Fleetwood, and Chesterfield Road, North Shore, Blackpool, now of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to breaching a court order when he appeared before Blackpool Magistrates Court.

He was sentenced to 70 days imprisonment.

Presiding magistrate, Susan Tait, told him: “You have blatantly disregarded court orders.”

It was Mole’s fourth breach of a court order, including a Sex Offences Prevention Order which bans him from travelling on public transport or loitering near bus stops between 8am and 10am and 3pm to 5pm.

He is also on the Sex Offender’s Register.

Mole was jailed on September 5 when he breached a condition of his Sex Offences Prevention Order by following two young girls in school uniform to a graveyard in Poulton and looking up another girl’s skirt.

Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, defending, said: “He is principally a Blackpool resident and he was fearful of going somewhere he would not know anyone.

“He has agreed now to go and live at the hostel.”

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