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Grantham court: Convicted sex offender used alias on social media




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A convicted sex offender admitted using an alias without notifying police on social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

Stephen Luca James, aged 26, of Highcliffe Road, Grantham pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to comply with the notification requirements of the sex offenders’ register since May 5, 2010.

Prosecutor Tracey Ross explained that James did notify police that he had changed his name by deed poll from Stephen James Curran.

However, he did not inform them that he was using the name Luca James on Facebook and Twitter, and the name Luca James Sparks on Flickr.

In his defence, Stuart Wild said that these accounts had existed at the time of the defendant’s conviction on May 4, 2010, for which he received 15 months’ imprisonment and was put on the sex offenders’ register.

Mr Wild said no offences had been committed using these accounts, and that police had seized the computers of James and his family in August 2012 and not returned them for 13 months.

Magistrates adjourned the case until January 26 so that a pre-sentence report can be prepared on James, who remains on unconditional bail.



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