A CONVICTED child sex offender who was living on the streets failed to keep police up to speed with his whereabouts.

Blackburn magistrates heard Jayson Stephens was required to report weekly to the police but failed to sign on.

Stephens, 37, of Bolton Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with requirements of the sex offender register. He was fined £80 which was set against the night he had spent in police cells.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said the sex offender register required Stephens to register his address and if he didn’t have one to sign on at the police station every seven days.

He signed on on May 10 but then failed to register seven days later.

“He has complied on 49 previous occasions so it is clear he has an understanding of the requirements,” said Mrs Yates.

Ian Huggan, defending, said it had been three-and-a-half years since the last breach.