A MAN has been told by a judge to “expect a custodial sentence” for breaching the strict term of a court order.
Nathan Jake Telford pleaded guilty to one charge when he appeared at Carlisle Crown Court.
Telford, aged 27, admitted that, without reasonable excuse, he breached a sexual offences prevention order – which was imposed as part of a punishment for previous offending in April of 2017 – on February 17.
The wording of the charge states that did so by sending a text message to a female aged under 18 when he was prohibited from doing so under he terms of that order.
Telford’s case was adjourned by Judge James Adkin, who told the defendant he had admitted a “serious matter”.
Judge Adkin asked for a report to be prepared by the probation service detailing work done by the defendant, and the future risk he presents, before passing sentence.
Telford, of Chapel Street, Egremont, was told that his punishment was due to be handed down on April 17 at the crown court.
He was remanded in custody in the meantime. “No promises as to what the sentence will be,” Judge Adkin said. “You should expect a custodial sentence.”