Sex offender’s order changed

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A North Shore woman has had the terms of her lifetime sex offenders’ prevention order changed.

Jane Ruddock, 40, of Pleasant Street was made the subject of the order after she was convicted of a sex assault on a 12-year-old boy.

District Judge Pamela Baldwin sitting at the town’s magistrates court agreed to an application by Lancashire Police lawyer Chris Keogh that the order be amended.

He told the judge: “We have looked at this because there has been some confusion on this woman’s part as to the certain parts of it and the changes have backing of social services.”

Under the new terms she is barred from having contact with a child under the age of 16 unless approved by social services and with the consent of the child’s parent or guardian who must know about her conviction.

She must not undertake any paid or unpaid employment which would bring her into contact with any children.

She must not invite any child under 16 into her home, any other residence, caravan or tent.

And she must not live or sleep in any household where there are children.