A Fife sex offender who failed to notify police when he was released from prison has been locked up again.
Nathan Ogilvie had completed 20 months of his 40-month sentence on May 21 last year and was released from HMP Barlinnie in Glasgow.
He had been jailed in 2019 when he was caught with thousands of indecent images.
He also filmed himself sexually abusing a young girl, then gave a thumbs-up signal to his webcam.
He later confessed he had begun grooming the girl when she was seven and had bought her presents.
Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court heard that he had been given a social work appointment on his release day, a Friday, to be allocated accommodation.
However, Ogilvie, 27, missed the appointment and admitted then failing to tell police.
Due to being on the Sex Offenders Register, Ogilvie had three days to notify police at the Napier Road station in Glenrothes of his new address.
He appeared by video link to admit failing to do so.
Returned to prison
Fiscal Depute Freya Anderson-Ward said: “The accused was released with licence conditions and was given an appointment.
“He failed to attend his appointment and the Sexual Offences Prevention Unit were alerted.
“Missing persons enquiries were carried out.”
At 3.50pm on May 24, a Monday, Ogilvie attended at the social work office in Glenrothes before contacting police, at which point he was arrested.
His solicitor said: “He accepts that he was given an appointment.
“He advises me that he wasn’t able to get back to Glenrothes until later in the evening.”
Ogilvie, of Cunningham Place in Glenrothes, had been returned to prison to continue serving his sentence.
Ogilvie had 20 months unserved and a further 24 months extended, during which he would be in the community under licence.
Sheriff Alison McKay fined Ogilvie £375 with no time to pay, equating to a concurrent custodial sentence.
When police initially raided Ogilvie’s home, they found a sketch pad of drawings of children in sexual positions and a written passage about abduction.