A SEX offender who is a danger to women breached a court order by deceiving police as he travelled to have sex with a teenage girl.

Callum Cox, 23, told officers during a home visit he did not have a mobile phone, access to the internet, or social media.

Just 10 days later, officers from both Lancashire and Greater Manchester Police discovered Cox had been travelling from his home in Oswaldtwistle to Bury to engage in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

He was arrested and his mobile phone was seized.

Officers conducted a search of Cox’s mobile phones where they found he had intentionally deceived the police in an effort to pursue multiple relationships with women online, travelling out of Lancashire in an attempt to avoid detection.

Cox, of The Grove, Oswaldtwistle, was sentenced to two years and seven months in prison for breaching his order.

Detective constable Gemma Anderson, of Lancashire Police’s East Management of Sexual or Violent Offenders Unit, said: “Cox is a serious risk to women, and I welcome the custodial sentence handed down on him this week.

“Cox is a registered sex offender with a sexual harm prevention order.

"He chose to ignore that order and pursue relationships with not only a number of women but a 17-year-old girl too.

“If you have been a victim of a crime, please contact us. We will believe you and we will support you.”

An application to amend the order will be heard at Blackburn Magistrates Court on April 10.