A convicted child rapist has been jailed again after breaching the terms of a court order he was given for the serious sex attack.

Carlisle Crown Court heard how Paul Andrew Roberts had originally been sentenced in 2003, for raping a child aged under 16 and was given a 10-year prison term. He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life.

But in early October - just weeks after being released from prison for a previous court order breach - he failed to comply with those requirements while in the Workington area. Roberts, of no fixed address, was said to have failed to notify the authorities where he was living and not disclosing the fact he was staying at an address where a person aged under 18 was present. Roberts admitted the charges, plus possession of class C diazepam which was discovered upon his arrest, and was jailed for 12 months.

Judge Andrew Jefferies QC told him: “This was a deliberate failure to comply with the requirements.”