Sex offender fails to notify of travel plans to Netherlands

Sex offender fails to notify of travel plans to Netherlands

The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A sex offender, who failed to notify police of travel and make an annual report, has been handed a one month prison sentence.

The case of Reuben John Glen, (31), of Colban Crescent, Lurgan, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse on Friday, September 3.

The court heard that on December 13 last year, the defendant failed to notify police of planned travel plans to the Netherlands.

Furthermore, Glen pleaded guilty to failing to make an annual re-notification of information set out in the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

In his defence, the court was told that Glen recognises he should have signed and has ended up in custody because of this. It was also explained that he went to the Netherlands but was in fact homeless.

District Judge Bernie Kelly remarked that these were ‘serious charges’ and imposed a one month custodial sentence for each offence to be run concurrently.

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