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Sex offender breached order by using Facebook


Oct 11, 2022

A sex offender has been jailed for eight months – for using Facebook.

Justin Slade, 53, was handed a sexual harm prevention order last year when he was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court.

He returned to the same court on Monday, after pleading guilty at the magistrates’ court last month to breaching the court order on January 4 in Teignmouth, Devon, by using Facebook without first informing the police officer monitoring him.

Judge Ian Pringle KC jailed Slade, whose address was given in court documents as no fixed abode, for eight months.

The maximum sentence that can be imposed for breaching a sexual harm prevention order is five years’ imprisonment.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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