A SEX offender held social media accounts under fake names and didn’t notify the police he was staying at an address.

Luke Southgate was convicted at Swansea Crown Court in September 2021, where he was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order and was ordered to sign the sex offenders register.

Llanelli Magistrates’ Court heard that Southgate breached the terms of the sex offender notification requirements on September 20 last year, after not registering two bank accounts or notifying the police of an address in which he spent at least seven nights in a 12-month period.

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He was also accused of breaching his sexual harm prevention order on that same date after having a device which could access the internet and not notifying the police, meaning the device also did not have monitoring software on it.

The defendant was also accused of having “several” social media accounts in names other than in his own.

Southgate, 33, of Maesglas in Llandovery, pleaded guilty to both breaches at Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on March 7.

He was granted bail and a pre-sentence report was ordered. Southgate will appear at Swansea Crown Court for sentence on March 28.