Sex offender breaches court order preventing contact with under 18s

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A high risk sex offender who became the victim of a poster hate campaign in Morecambe has admitted breaching a court order designed to keep him away from his targets.

Anthony Goad, 45, was jailed in 2001 for sex attacks on girls in his home town of Morecambe.

Goad- also known as Dowker-was made a subject of a lifetime Sexual Offender Prevention Order as a result of his convictions.

Today Goad of Dinmore Avenue, Blackpool admitted breaching the order twice.

Prosecutor Pam Smith said that Goad was not allowed contact with any male or female under the age of eighteen.

However he met two seventeen-year-olds courtesy of his 21-year-old current girlfriend.

He attended a family karaoke party and took pictures of the 17-year-old girl and sent them to her via Facebook.

He then had contact with her brother.

The prosecutor said:”He is a controlling and dominant man who preys in particular on young females.”

Brett Chappell, defending, said that both the people contacted by Goad were almost eighteen-years-old who he met courtesy of his own girlfriend.

“Sending the picture on Facebook has no sinister connotations,” said the lawyer.

Magistrates sent Goad for sentence at Preston Crown Court.

Objecting to bail for Goad pending his appearance at the higher court the prosecutor said that police had discovered that Goad was planning to move abroad and was to get a one way ticket to Malta.

Examination of his mobile phone showed he had also made contact with a woman in the Philippines.

Mr Chappell denied that his client had any plans to travel abroad and was happy to surrender his Passport.

Goad was refused bail and will appear at Crown Court on October 14.

Read more about the poster hate campaign here