Nelson sex offender (55) is back in court

Burnley Crown Court.
Burnley Crown Court.

A Nelson man pleaded guilty to breaching the conditions of a Sexual Offences Prevention order six times when he appeared before Burnley Crown Court.

Michael Heffernan (57), of Fir Street, admitted having contact with two females from whom he is banned and to failing to notify police a new address.

The court ruled there should be a not guilty verdict on an allegation of contacing another female.

A fourth allegation of child abduction was left to lie on the file.

In the same case, Ann Taylor, of Cornholme, pleaded guilty to cruelty to a child under 16 in that she exposed a girl to undue risk.

The case was adjourned until August 22nd for all-options pre-sentence reports on both defendants.