Female sex offender who gave schoolgirls lovebites breached order by setting up Facebook account under an alias.
Serena Marie Emily Ransom claims it was a ‘technical breach’ of Sexual Harm Prevention Order as she used an family name on her social media account.
Serena Marie Emily Ransom, 22, Stockton, set up a Facebook account in another name
A female sex attacker jailed for giving schoolgirls lovebites has now been up in court accused of creating a Facebook account under an alias.
Serena Marie Emily Ransom was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for offences against the two underage girls as well as being placed on the sex offenders register, report The Teeside Gazzette
The terms of the order stipulated that she must notify police if she was to use an alias and breached that by creating a Facebook account in the name of Serena Marie Smally Jnr.
Ransom, now 22, appeared before Teeside Magistrates’ Court and admitted failing to comply with the notification requirements of the Sex Offender’s Register, in that she created the social media account using another surname, between January 9 and December 20 last year.
David Lee, prosecuting, said: “She’s a registered sex offender. One of the requirements of that is she notifies the police of any use of an alias.
“That is the breach of the order in this case. What she has failed to disclose is she has a Facebook account in a name of Serena Marie Smally Jnr.”
The court heard that when police visited Ransom in December, she did not disclose the Facebook account to them.
Defending Ransom, Daniel Burke, said it was a “technical breach” of the order, and that Ransom was simply using her family name.
He added: “There is no suggestion she has used this alias to try to contact anyone she shouldn’t.”
The previous sexual offences happened between 2013 and 2015.
Her defence solicitor said it was “technical breach” of the order
Ransom, then aged 20, was convicted by a jury in 2015, after making sexual advances towards the girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
She was found guilty of one charge of sexual assault, one of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two of sexual activity with a child.
Speaking at the time, Judge Peter Armstrong said the first and youngest victim was “particularly vulnerable” when Ransom sexually assaulted her by giving her lovebites.
She then gave the second, older girl lovebites, kissed her on the lips, and asked her to touch her intimately.
For those offences, Ransom was sentenced to 18 months’ detention in a young offenders’ institution.
She was also given the sexual harm prevention order banning her from work or unsupervised contact with under-16s, and was placed on the sex offenders’ register, each for 10 years.
The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report by the Probation Service.
Ransom, of Hive Close, Stockton will next appear before magistrates on April 25.