Peterborough paedophile breached court order by going on holiday with woman and her young children

A Peterborough peadophile who breached a court order by going on holiday with a woman and her two young children has been sentenced.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 11:30 am

As a registered sex offender, Ross Liddie, 40, was required to notify police of where he was living and if he was staying anywhere else for more than 12 hours.

Officers from the force’s Public Protection Unit (PPU) carried out an unannounced visit on his home in Stanground on 21 November 2019.

However, after searching the property and speaking to the occupants it became clear his bedroom was not lived in.

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Officers quickly discovered he was staying with a woman and her two children at her home.

Liddie was arrested and further investigations revealed he lived at the woman’s home a majority of the time and had been away on holiday with them.

In addition, his phone was seized and found to contain three indecent images, one of which contained an unknown child.

Liddie admitted two counts of failing to comply with the Sex Offenders Register, making an indecent image of a child, possessing a prohibited image of a child and possessing an extreme image.

Last Thursday (8 July) at Peterborough Crown Court, he was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for two years, given a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for a further seven years.

DC Rob Hutchings said: “Liddie was well aware of the requirements he had to follow but disregarded them.

“It shows the value of the PPU’s work in bringing people who flout serious court orders back before the courts”.

Those concerned someone may have been convicted of a sex offence, and could be posing a risk to a child, can apply for disclosure information through Sarah’s Law: https://bit.ly/3dUWC6z.

Anyone who looks out for the welfare of a child can make an enquiry. This can include parents, carers, guardians, extended family, friends and neighbours.