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Nottingham sex offender jailed after approaching woman in a city street

Officers discovered that he had approached a young woman in Nottingham city centre.

A sex offender has been sent back to jail after flouting a court order and pestering a young woman in the street.

Carl Potter, aged 33, was jailed last year after he approached two teenage girls in Lincoln and made sexual comments to them.

In addition to his 12-month jail sentence he was also handed an indefinite sexual harm prevention order that banned him from approaching women and girls he does not know.

Potter, of Raleigh Street, the Arboretum, Nottingham, was arrested in May this year – less than two months after his release.

Officers discovered that he had approached a young woman in Nottingham city centre on the morning of May 26.

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After complimenting her on her appearance he asked for her mobile phone number and social media details.

He later pleaded guilty to one count of breaching his sexual harm prevention order.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday morning he was jailed for two years.

Detective Constable Stephen Thompson-Kirby, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Potter is one of hundreds of sex offenders monitored by specialist officers who work every day to keep the public safe from harm.

“His release from prison was always dependent on him observing the very strict conditions laid down by the court and he would have been well-aware of the consequences of flouting these.

“I hope today’s sentence serves not only as a personal reminder to him about his future behaviour, but also as a warning to other offenders who are subject to sexual harm prevention orders.

“These measures really do have teeth and people who breach them are very likely to go to prison.”

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