Peado’s and rapists can list their address as bus stop or park bench. Loophole in sex offenders reg
Mappa, the organisation responsible for the list, said homeless offenders can nominate “any place where they may be regularly found”.
The glitch emerged after the case of homeless serial sex pest Darren Hellowell, 29.
He failed to sign on the register after receiving a suspended sentence. Before jailing him for nine months for breaching the sentence, judge Anthony Scott-Gall asked how cops keep tabs on the homeless.
Prosecutor Barbara Down told him at Lewes Crown Court: “It is perfectly acceptable to sign the register with a particular bus stop or public bench as your home address.”
The judge said: “That’s quite astonishing.” The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre UK branded the register “a sham”.
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