Convicted female sex offender breached her order by creating a Facebook profile under another name.
Serena Ransom is required to notify the police any time she uses an alias
Serena Ransom created a Facebook profile under a different name
A convicted female sex offender breached her court order after she created a Facebook profile under another name.
Serena Marie Emily Ransom managed to avoid prison, despite breaking the terms of her sex offenders’ register requirements when she failed to tell the police about the account.
Between January 9 and December 20 last year Ransom, 22, set up and used the page with a different surname, reports Gazette Live .
She admitted failing to comply with the notification requirements of the Sex Offender’s Register at Teesside Magistrates’ Court and was sentenced to a nine-month community order for the crime.
David Lee, prosecuting at the hearing last month, 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.
Her defence described the matter as a “technical breach” of the order, and that Ransom was simply using her family name.
Ransom was locked up in 2015 for offences including sexual assault, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and sexual activity with a child, involving two schoolgirls.
A jury found her guilty of making sexual advances towards the youngsters, who can not be named for legal reasons.
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.
Ransom, of Stockton, was also ordered to pay £170 costs for her latest crime.