Sex Offenders Act 2001

Non-compliance with requirements relating to supervision period.

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33. —(1) A sex offender who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with any of the supervision period conditions shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), the conviction of a sex offender for an offence under this section shall not prevent the supervision period conditions from continuing to have effect.

(3) If a sentence of imprisonment is imposed on a sex offender for an offence under this section, that sentence shall, for the period the offender spends in prison on foot of that sentence, operate to suspend the supervision period conditions and the period for which those conditions are so suspended shall not be reckoned in calculating the date on which the supervision period expires.

F9[(4) Proceedings for an offence under subsection (1) may be brought and prosecuted by a probation and welfare officer.]

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Inserted (7.06.2008) by Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008 (8/2008), s. 13(c), commenced as per s. 15(2).