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Sex offender didn't tell new partner, kids about crimes

A GLADSTONE granddad and convicted child sex offender was brought before the court after failing to comply with his reporting conditions.

It was also revealed the man, aged in his 50s, has been living with a new partner and her teenage children but failed to tell her of his criminal history.

The man pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to six counts of failing to comply with reporting conditions under the Child Protection Offender Reporting Act.

It is understood that the man was convicted of online offences involving child pornography.

Police said the man failed to disclose to police his new residential address or that he was in contact with children and details of his new internet connection.

He had not disclosed that he had a new partner with children aged under 18.

Because of his conviction the man is listed on the Child Protection Offender Registry.

The scheme requires child sex offenders and other people convicted of serious offences against children to keep police informed of their whereabouts and other personal details after they are released back into the community.

Prosecutor snr const Sam Pyke said the man failed to notify of a change of address, was required to give names of any children at that address or that he had also been having contact with a granddaughter.

Defence lawyer Jun Pepito said the man's relationship with the woman was still in its early stages.

"He was embarrassed to disclose his situation to her. She is now aware," Mr Pepito said.

He said the man accepts responsibility for his behaviour and sought a suspended sentence if the court viewed imprisonment as being in range.

Magistrate Mark Morrow said the man had been convicted and sentenced by the District Court at Rockhampton in November 2013.

Noting that he was coming into contact with children, Mr Morrow warned him that failure to comply had severe penalties.

He fined the man $1800.

Topics:  court crime gladstone magistrates court sex offender



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