A sex offender forbidden from approaching young girls has been jailed after breaching his order.
William Walker, a prisoner at Perth, appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court on Thursday after it was discovered he came into contact with a child.
He had been jailed in 2010 for sex offences and was ordered to keep police informed of any change of address that would mean he was in contact with children.
Walker admitted failing to do so, between December 1 last year and August 16, by staying at a woman’s address where a child was present.
Depute fiscal Jill Drummond said that, on August 21 at 1.30pm, two detective constables and a witness from Child Protection attended at the address to verify reports Walker had been there.
She added: “The accused would attend her address on a Friday and stay until Sunday.”
Defending, solicitor Ian Myles said his client was sentenced to 21 months in 2010 with a period on licence including the order not to approach minors.
He said Walker was “at a loss” how to explain his past to the woman.
Walker admitted his guilt in breaching his order at the earliest possible opportunity.
Sheriff Pino Di Emidio said: “Although there is no suggestion of impropriety, he put himself in a position where he could have gone on to abuse.”
Walker was sentenced to a year in jail, backdated to August 22.