Grantham court: Convicted sex offender faked record of phone call to police

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A convicted sex offender who failed to notify police of a new bank account, then faked a record of a telephone conversation they claimed to have had with an officer.

Rhys Woolner, aged 23, of Alexandra Road, Grantham pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the notification requirements of the sex offenders register between August 7 and October 14.

Following his conviction for a sexual offence in 2012, Woolner is required to inform police of any new bank account within three days of opening.

On October 14 the defendant was visited by a risk management officer, who Woolner informed about the joint bank account with his partner.

Police were notified of the breach and Woolner produced a handwritten note which he said was a record of a phone call he had made on August 7 notifying them of it.

However after no record was found by police of this call, he admitted that he had written the note after the risk management visit.

Representing himself, Woolner said he had no valid reason for not informing them. He was fined £110 and must also pay £85 in prosecution costs and a £20 victim surcharge.