Sex offender was in contact with teens

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A man described as a sex offender who preys on young females has admitted breaching a court order designed to keep him away from his targets.

Anthony Goad, 45, was jailed in 2001 for sex attacks on girls in his home town of Morecambe.

He is a controlling and dominant man who preys in particular on young females

Goad – also known as Dowker –was made the subject of a lifetime Sexual Offender Prevention Order (SOPO) as a result of his convictions.

Yesterday, Goad, of Dinmore Avenue, Grange Park, admitted breaching the order twice.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Goad was not allowed to have contact with any male or female under the age of 18 under the terms of the order.

However he came into contact with two 17 year olds courtesy of his 21-year-old current girlfriend. He attended a family karaoke party and took pictures of the 17-year-old girl before sending them to her via Facebook.

He then had contact with her brother.

The prosecutor said:”He is a controlling and dominant man who preys in particular on young females.”

Brett Chappell, defending, said both the people contacted by Goad were almost 18, and he met them courtesy of his own girlfriend.

“Sending the picture on Facebook has no sinister connotations,” said the lawyer.

Magistrates sent Goad for sentence at Preston Crown Court.

Objecting to bail for Goad pending his appearance at the higher court, the prosecutor said police had discovered Goad was planning to move abroad and was to get a one-way ticket to Malta.

Examination of his mobile phone showed he had also made contact with a woman in the Phillipines.

Mr Chappell denied that his client had any plans to travel abroad and was happy to surrender his passport.

Goad was refused bail and will appear at Crown Court on October 14.