Man broke terms of order

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A MAN with a conviction for child abduction and sexual assault has broken the terms of a court order designed to control his behaviour.

Former soldier Lee Dickson was given a 16 month jail term at Preston Crown Court for the offences and on his release from jail made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

The order ran out but when police found out he was contacting young girls via Facebook an interim order was imposed on Dickson, 32, of Fairway Road, Blackpool.

Blackpool Magistrates heard how Dickson continued to break the terms of the SOPO by having girls aged under 16 in his flat. He would give them cigarettes even though he did not smoke himself.

Dickson admitted four breaches of the order in May and June this year. Magistrates said the cases were so serious that they sent him for sentence at Preston Crown Court on August 30.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said that when questioned about the breaches Dickson admitted giving the girls cigarettes and having them in his then flat.

Steven Townley, defending said: “My client complied with the term of the original SOPO. But he has had difficulty under standing the terms of the new one and thought it was alright for these girls to be in the flat as long as another adult was present. The girls were friendly with his then girlfriend and he would not have much contact with them. He would stay in his room an play with his X Box.”

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