A SEX offender who flouted a ban preventing from having unsupervised contact with children was back behind bars last night after police found a 15-year-old boy on his settee.
Wayne Gilbank was originally jailed for two years in November 2005 for a string of sex offences against young girls, but was freed from prison in October last year.
The 26-year-old was also put on the sex offenders’ register for ten years, and was given an indefinite ban on having unsupervised contact with people under the age of 16.
But on October 25 this year, police called at his home near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, to carry out a risk assessment and found the boy alseep on Gilbank’s sofa.
Gilbank admitted breaching the conditions of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and was yesterday jailed at Teesside Crown Court for four months by Judge Peter Fox, QC.
The judge told him: “I give you credit for your admission of the offence, but there is every reason for it to be made plain that courts’ orders are to be obeyed.
“It must be reaslised that a breach almost invariably results in a term of immediate imprisonment, and this is not an exceptional case.”
James Fenny, mitigating, said once Gilbank realized the boy was 15 he asked him to leave, and there was no suggestion of any sexual offenses having been committed.
Mr Fenny said Gilbank was staying with his uncle in Kings Gardens, Sowerby, and the teenager was a friend of the family who had been locked out of his home the previous night.
“By his own account, he had not arranged to meet this boy,” Mr Feeny told the judge. “It was simply something that occurred at his address.”
Mr Feeny said Gilbank made the teenager look for somewhere else to stay for the night when he discovered his age, but he was unable to find anywhere.
Gilbank was jailed at Hull Crown Court two years ago after he admitted three offences of inciting a child to commit acts of gross indecency, and two of inciting a child to engage in sexual acts.
Eston man in breach of order
A SEX offender breached a court order designed to protect children from him.
Wayne Gilbank, 29, of Monmouth Road, Eston, was jailed for two years in 2005 for inciting a young girl to commit an act of gross indecency and to engage in sexual activity.
He was given a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO).
He was found at a Yorkshire property where children were living in the early hours of December 6 last year. He admitted breaching the terms of the indefinite court order.
He said he wasn’t living at the address and was beckoned into the home as he walked past on a cold winter’s night.
He had been jailed before for breaching the SOPO.
Charles Blatchford, defending, said delays in the case caused Gilbank and his partner great stress.
They were targeted as the news of his conviction became public knowledge and were threatened by a gang.
Gilbank was due to be sentenced at Teesside Crown Court this week.
Judge Tony Briggs adjourned the case until September 16 for more information to be provided. Gilbank was bailed.
The story in the newspaper fails to mention that the actual house Mr Gilbank was discovered at was that of his girlfriend and now fiancé
whom has young children
As of his past relationships Mr Gilbank chose a single mother to form a Relationship with
after his release from prison.
The relationship which they have engaged in has been around three years now..
Mr Gilbank would regularly attend the house at 18 kings gardens Thirsk.
Flouting his conditions given in his earlier sentences he would reside within the house .
Mr Gilbank was given instructions not to enter Thirsk after the incident in December which he is now awaiting sentence..
Now his partner of whom he was instructed not to go to Thirsk to see has relocated to Eston and they carry on as though they are at free will to do so.
Gilbank awaiting another court appearance on the 16th of September continues to flout his conditions despite the trial he awaits which may lead to imprisonment,
Is this the acts of an innocent man or somebody of whom is living in a fantasy?
What must be going through the mind of his partner to be so callous and naive to ignore his ban from entering her home town, To simply move to the town of his residence ?
Worrying is all I can say to put them children at such risk.
Gilbank attended court on the 16th of September and was dealt with by a suspended sentence of 2 years .
Relating to the incident printed in the newspaper of Mr Gilbank been at a house in Thirsk,, his girlfriends home on the early hours of December 06 last year where Mr Gilbank had been staying the night on this occasion he was caught out, Despite the threat of imprisonment for breaching his order again why would he risk it all living at this address where children are…
His fiancée Becky Twinn pictured at the top of the screen.. A heavy drugs user.
has now moved to an address 2 doors away from Gilbank which really does make a mockery out of the laws instructions for him to stay away from the fiancée or rather the children’s home..
As all attempts to keep him away from her have failed by police measures it has now been left to one option for the well being of the youngsters and that is of social services to remove them from the troubled mother, Such a shame when a mother puts her own children in such danger and of harm and puts her own needs before the children up rooting them from there lives to go and live with him.