A 48-YEAR-OLD Carlisle sex offender has admitted breaching a court’s Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Former soldier Paul Douglas Bailey, of Linton Street, Carlisle, pleaded guilty to two offences when he appeared before the city’s Rickergate Magistrates’Court.

The first offence related to him deleting the browser history on an internet-enabled device he was using – something he is specifically prohibited from doing under the terms of a order imposed by a Carlisle Crown Court judge on July 23, 2018.

He committed this offence on June 19 last year.

The second offence he admitted was a failure to notify the police that he intended to undertake foreign travel. This offence was committed on October 31 last year.

The court heard that the two offences were committed while the defendant was already subject to a suspended eight-month jail term imposed in 2018 for various offences – including downloading indecent images of children and eight of publishing an obscene article.

Magistrates said the defendant should be sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court on August 12. The defendant was granted unconditional bail until that day.