A CARLISLE man who breached a sexual offences prevention order has been told he could face jail.

Christopher Fiddler, 36, of Lindisfarne Street, admitted staying at a woman's house while her daughter, who is under the age of 16, was present.

The offences date between December 21, 2017, and June 9 last year.

He appeared at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday and was told he would be sentenced there on February 15. In the meantime a pre-sentence report will be prepared by the probation service.

Judge James Adkin told the defendant: "I accept your barrister's request for further information about you.

"All options will be open to be on the 15th, including the possibility of an immediate prison sentence."

Fiddler became subject to the court order in 2012.

He was jailed for 18 months after a jury found him guilty of five counts of indecently assaulting a little girl when he was a teenager. She was aged between six and seven and he was 15.

Judge Barbara Forrester disqualified Fiddler, who was 29 at the time of his conviction, from working with children and gave him a sex offenders prevention order for 10 years.

This prohibited him from living or sleeping in the same house as a child under 16 and from inviting children under 16 into his home.

During the five-day trial the jury heard that the girl’s family found out about the accusations at the time but they agreed not to involve police if Fiddler wrote a letter to them to apologise for his actions.

He was arrested went his victim went to the police in 2010.

He has been granted conditional bail until his next court appearance.