A CONVICTED sex offender formerly of Rhyl has returned to prison after he breached his notification requirements for the eighth time.

David Nash, 28, now of Pool Hey, Stockbridge Village, Merseyside but previously of Clwyd Street, Rhyl, was sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment at Caernarfon Crown Court today (September 20).

He had previously admitted a charge of failing to comply with sex offenders register notification requirements.


Rhyl sex offender jailed after not complying with register requirements

Prosecuting, Dafydd Roberts told the court that Nash had initially been convicted of sexual offences dating back to 2013, and had been released from his latest prison sentence earlier this year.

Following his release, he was directed to attend the probation office, where he would be given instructions on where to reside.

Nash was given an address in Denbighshire but did not go there, and so was classed as being of no fixed abode.

This meant he was then required to notify police every seven days of his whereabouts, but he continued to fail to do this until August 18, when he was arrested.

When interviewed, he accepted he was in breach of the notification requirements, but disputed that they applied to him.

Nash, Mr Roberts said, told police he did not feel they should apply to him, and said he was “wrongly convicted”.

Mr Roberts added that he had seven previous failures of compliance with the notification requirements on his record.

Defending, Sarah Yates said that Nash felt being put into the supported accommodation offered to him would be “detrimental to his welfare” as it was an area “surrounded by drugs”.

He instead opted to stay with family and friends, she said.

Ms Yates conceded that Nash “should know better”, but said he has “full acceptance of responsibility for his actions”.

She labelled him a “very, very vulnerable individual”, having been diagnosed at age 16 as having the reading capabilities of a nine-year-old.

Nash also suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and cerebral palsy, and has poor thinking and coping skills, she added.

Sentencing, Judge Timothy Petts told Nash that his initial conviction was for a “very serious sexual offence”, and that if he does not comply with the requirements in future, he can expect to return to prison once again.

Judge Petts told him: “Whatever you feel about the conviction, until that conviction is successfully appealed, you’re going to be subject to these notification requirements.

“If you don’t comply with them, you’re just going to get into further and further trouble every time.

“You are currently unmanageable in the community. It’s unavoidable that you’re given a prison sentence.”