Registered sex offender handed jail sentence
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A 23-year-old registered sex offender has been handed a two year and two month spell in prison after breaching his conditions.
Lewis Garraway, aged 23, previously of Pilton Close, Northampton, is subject to a number of requirements including having to notify police should he be in close proximity to any child.
However, Garraway ignored this rule and rented a room in his house in January 2021 to a father who often had his children, aged four and eight, around to stay. The father had no idea Garraway was a registered sex offender with conditions to abide by.
Police discovered this situation through one of the MOSOVO Team’s regular checks and Garraway was immediately charged with failing to comply with his notification requirements.
Following the charges, Garraway failed to attend his police bail appointments on a number of occasions and also failed to appear at court for his first hearing. He was eventually sentenced to two years and two months in prison for the offences.
Lead Investigator, PC James Brookes from Northamptonshire Police’s MOSOVO Team, said: “Lewis Garraway showed a complete disregard and lack of respect for the very strict notification requirements he is rightly expected to abide by so I am pleased that he has been handed a prison sentence as a result.
“We take an absolute zero-tolerance approach to situations like this and there is no room for manoeuvre or second chances. Our job is to protect the public and we will immediately look to charge a registered sex offender if they breach any of their conditions.
“Garraway’s arrogance towards the investigation shows the kind of person he is and I hope his time in prison allows him to fully grasp the reasons he needs to abide by his requirements in the future.”