A convicted sex offender who was made the subject of a sexual risk order has moved to an address in Ammanford without informing the police.

The two-year order was imposed on Jon-Luc McCloughlin in September 2020, after he was convicted of a sexual offence by Poole magistrates.

One of the order’s requirements was that McCloughlin must inform police of any changes of his address within three days of moving.

But on March 1, the Department of Work and Pensions received notification that McCloughlin, 29,  no longer lived at his previous address in Dorset but had moved to another property in Dol y Dderwen, Ammanford, where he now resides with his uncle. His new address had been valid since February 15.

 The DoWP subsequently informed Dyfed Powys-Police, and McCloughlin was arrested and charged with breaching his sexual harm order.

Following a request from the defendant’s solicitor, Mr Mark Murphy, magistrates adjourned the matter until May 5 for pre-sentence reports.  McCloughlin was released on conditional bail, the condition being that he fully co-operates with the probation service.