EXCLUSIVE: Homeless sex offenders caught 'persistently breaching' sexual offender orders


CONVICTED: The cases were heard at Westminster Magistrates Court

HOMELESS sex offenders, including one branded a "life-long danger to women" have "persistently" breached court orders that force them to tell police about where they are staying and any overseas travel plans, we can reveal.

Three convicted sex pests, of no fixed abodes, were sentenced at Westminster Magistrates Court last week for separate breaches of sexual offending orders imposed when they were earlier convicted of sex offences.

Offenders who have to sign the sexual offences register have to notify police about changes of address, where they are staying if homeless, planned overseas trips, and other details set by personal sexual offending orders.

The latest found not to comply was Mark John Davies, 37, of no fixed abode.

He was jailed for 26 weeks at Westminster Magistrates Court on Saturday after he admitted failing to tell City of London Police of his whereabouts.

Davies should have notified police of where he was staying on November 13.

Magistrates said it was the fourth time he had breached the sexual offenders order.

They said the offence was "so serious because of his record of persistent breaches of relevant court orders."

ORDER: Rowe should have notified the Met Police of overseas trip

He also had to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

On Friday sex offender Stephen Rowe, 57, of no fixed abode was jailed for 18 weeks, suspended for 12 months, after he admitted travelling abroad without notifying the Met Police on October 5 this year.

He also has to pay the same victim surcharge.

Rowe was placed on the sex offenders' register for life after being described as a danger to women after the builder tried to rape an 87-year-old woman in her home in Lincoln.

He forced her into her bedroom after turning up to quote her for building work.

Rowe denied the charges and was acquitted of rape at a trial at Lincoln Crown Court in July 2006 but was found guilty of attempted rape.

Also on Friday, Mark Sweeting, 46, also of no fixed abode, was jailed for 26 weeks at the same court after he admitted failing to give his whereabouts to the Met Police on February 3 this year.

The court heard he "has a flagrant disregard for court orders." and had filed to notify Charing Cross police station of his release from prison.

He was ordered to pay the victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

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