Convicted sex offender admits breaching order

Robert Liddle
Robert Liddle

Robert Liddle

By Staff Reporter

November 28 2018

A convicted paedophile has admitted breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO), by being in an area where children were present.

Robert John Liddle (70), from Moorlough Road, Lisnaskea, breached the order on June 16 at Castle Archdale Country Park by being within 30 metres of a children’s play area and a marina, where a number of juveniles were frequenting.

Dressed in navy trousers and a black and red anorak, Liddle stood in the dock of Dungannon Crown Court, to have the charge read. After a brief pause, he replied, “Guilty” in a loud, clear voice.

Judge Roseanne McCormick directed pre-sentence reports are prepared.

Defence counsel advised they intend to provide an engineer’s report on the logistics of the incident, as well as seeking an examination of Liddle by a psychologist.

The prosecution did not object to continuing bail pending sentence.

Judge McCormick remanded Liddle on £500 bail and ordered him to return in January.

Last year, Liddle was jailed for breaching his SOPO after being caught in the Enniskillen branch of Dunnes Stores during hours in which he was specifically banned. He initially decided to challenge the three month prison sentence but withdrew on the day an appeal was to be heard.

Belfast Telegraph

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