Wotton-under-Edge sex offender charged with two assaults on police
A CHILD sex offender from Wotton-under-Edge who refuses to let officers make regular checks on his computer has made 15 formal complaints against the police, a court heard.
Glenn Richards, 34, has been charged with two alleged assaults on the police who have a duty to monitor his computer use as a condition of a sexual offences prevention order.
At Gloucester Crown Court Richards applied for the terms of the order to be changed.
He argued that it was unnecessary for police to check his computer regularly because the other terms of his sexual offences prevention order ensured he did not have any contact with under-age girls.
But his application was opposed by prosecutor Julian Kesner.
"We say he has not only made life difficult for the officers trying to enforce and monitor the order he has also made 15 complaints to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and numerous complaints to the police professional standards department."
Mr Kesner said Richards, of Pitman Place, was currently awaiting two separate magistrates' court trials for alleged assault of police officers.
The sexual offences prevention order was imposed on Richards in April 2010 when he was jailed for three years for offences including grooming and sexual activity with a girl under-16.
Judge Jamie Tabor QC declined to rule on Richards' application. He said he wanted to check first whether Richards was formally barred from working with children by court order.
He adjourned the case to a date to be fixed and advised Richards to co-operate with the police in the meantime.
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