A convicted paedophile described as posing a high risk of sexual harm to female children was arrested after chatting up two girls.
Jeffrey Mole, a 79-year-old grandfather, had previously sexually assaulted two teenagers using buses.
He had been put on a Sex Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) which banned him from contact with children under 16, except for supervised contact with his grandchildren, and from travelling on public transport between 8am and 10am and 3pm to 5pm.
Mole, previously of Bold Street, Fleetwood, now living at Chesterfield Road, North Shore, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to breaching a SOPO.
He was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months and put on one year’s supervision by Blackpool magistrates.
Martine Connah, prosecuting, said Mole breached his SOPO when he spoke to two girls, aged 14 and 15, outside a shop in Blackpool town centre on May 23 this year about 6pm.
He had a four-minute conversation with the girls saying if they went to a certain cafe the next day he would buy them a coffee.
Mole is on the SOPO until 2017. He has previously breached supervision orders on four occasions by missing appointments with his probation officer and failing to keep a curfew.
Michael Woosnam, defending, said his client was prone to forgetfulness, adding: “He says the last week has been particularly chaotic for him.
“He invited someone into his property and they stole from him.”
Mole also said he had been targeted by people near his home who smashed his windows and called him names.