A SEX offender who failed to comply with a court order for the second time has received a suspended prison sentence.

Kevin Anthony Hincks, 46, has been subject to a sexual harm prevention order since April 2019.

This set out a range of activities he was banned from doing and restrictions around certain conduct.

Hincks, of Draper Road, Christchurch, was alleged to have breached the sexual harm prevention order by having two internet enabled mobile telephones without notifying the relevant police officer on May 4.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the single charge when he appeared in the dock at Poole Magistrates’ Court on June 8.

Magistrates committed the offender to prison for 24 weeks, suspended for 12 months. The matter was deemed to have crossed the custody threshold as it was a second breach of the order and there had been a failure to engage with probation.

The suspended sentence included a 12-week overnight curfew, while orders were made to pay a £128 surcharge and £85 costs.

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