A REGISTERED sex offender failed to tell police he was using a nudist website in breach of his court order.

Burnley Crown Court heard police received information that Robert Bradbury had been using the online platform, True Nudist, under the username “Cheshirenudie” and visited his home in March.

Bradbury, 54, had been put on the register for 10 years for possessing incident images of children in January 2015.

Stephen Parker, prosecuting, said the register order requirements involve registering website user names with the police, but he did not register the username on this website.

Mr Parker said: “During the course of the police interview he admitted the offence.

“He accepted he breached his notification requirements, failing to notify the police. He said it was an oversight.”

Bradbury, a sales manager, also breached his order in March 2018 and was sentenced for eight months in prison for possessing incident images of children and was subject to the sex offenders register for a further 10 years.

Stuart Kaufman, defending, said the username his client possessed was an old username. He said: “It’s a completely adult site."

Bradbury, of Burnley Road, Briercliffe, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the sex offender notification requirements and was given a three-year community order and ordered to complete a Horizons programme - which is for individuals who have been assessed as a medium risk and have been convicted of a sexual offence.

Judge Andrew Walton said: “This is the second time you have been to court for breaches.

“The first time you went to prison but this time I’m not going to give you a prison sentence. If you commit further breaches of your sexual harm order notification you face immediate custody.”