Order made for sex offender because of fears for children
SEX offender Steven Mathieson will be forced to comply with tighter controls on his behaviour because of worries about the possible risks to children.
Mathieson, 45, formerly of Wardall Street, Cleethorpes, was jailed at Grimsby Crown Court for two-and-a-half years last year for possessing indecent images of children and an offence of harassment.
A sexual offences prevention order has now been made at Grimsby Magistrates' Court because of the risk he was said to pose to children.
The court was told that Mathieson was jailed for three years after being convicted in August 2005 of three sexual offences against children.
In 2009, he was convicted of failing to notify his details as a sex offender. He went to Jamaica without providing details of his intention to travel abroad.
The court heard that Mathieson, currently in Hull Prison, refused to co-operate with child protection professionals, including the police, in safeguarding children by notifying the authorities of his relationships.
The sexual offences prevention order will last for ten years and imposes a number of restrictions on him in relation to future contact with any children and his use of the internet.