A MAN who used an alias to gain contact with young children has been placed on a Sex Offences Prevention order for the next 15 years.
The order, against David Nolan, was granted by Blackpool Magistrates following an application by Lancashire Police.
A further application by the police and his defence lawyer that Nolan’s Charles Street address remain secret was rejected by magistrates.
Papers submitted to the court by Lancashire Police’s public protection unit said over a three year period Nolan, 48, befriended two women who both had two grandchildren.
He lied to them by using a false name and making up a story he had two children of his own who had died – one in a car accident, the other committed suicide.
The police said Nolan – previously on the Sex Offenders’ Register – spent time in the women’s homes staying for meals.
Neither of the women had any idea of his real name or his previous conviction for a sex offence.
Had they done so they would not have allowed him to have contact between him and the children.
When asked by police about this contact he denied it.
The police asked for the order for the protection of children in general.
Sue Mugford, defending, told the court: “My client was due to be the subject of an interim order today.”
“However, he has agreed to the full order in order to spare the possibility of the women being put through the stress of being called to give evidence .”
The order prevents Nolan from having any contact with any child under the age of 16 without the prior permission of the police and social services.