A NORTHWICH man has been told to carry out unpaid work after breaching the terms of a sexual harm prevention order.

Lee Humphries, of Wessex Drive, Rudheath, had been convicted of sexual offences at Chester Crown Court more than five years ago - on February 24, 2017.

As part of the terms of that order, the 37-year-old was not permitted to have unsupervised contact with girls under the age of 16.

However, on two occasions – between May 4 and June 12, 2020, and June 9 and 20, 2020, – he did just that. Under the terms of the order, he would have required the written consent from child social care or had been allowed to do so by an order of the family courts.

Humphries appeared at Chester Magistrates Court to be sentenced on Monday, June 13 after he had already pleaded guilty to those two breaches as well as a charge for failing to comply with the notification requirements of the sex offender’s register.

That incident dated back to June 23, 2020, when Humphries failed to notify the police within three days of creating a new an online username.

Magistrates took account his guilty plea when they ordered him to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work as part of an 18-month long community order.

Under the terms of that, Humphries will also need to complete 15 days of a rehabilitation activity with the probation service.

He must also pay £85 in prosecution costs and a £95 surcharge to help fund victim services.