November 2018

Sex offender used Facebook to make contact with young girl

A convicted sex offender has admitted breaching a court order by making contact with a young girl via Facebook.

During a brief appearance at Carlisle’s Rickergate Magistrates’ Court, Ryan Light, 33, of South William Street, Workington, admitted committing the offence between April 6 and April 7.

Prosecutor John Moran outlined how at Carlisle Crown Court, in October 2105, a judge had imposed a three year community order on the defendant after he was convicted of two offences of inciting a girl aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity.

The sentence included the imposition of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

This was designed to prevent Light from making any unsupervised contact with with girls aged under 16

Outlining the breach of the order, Mr Moran said Light had sent a limited number of messages to the child, and at one point he told her not to believe everything she may have read about him in newspapers, suggesting he had not been guilty.

District Judge Gerald Chalk sent the case to Carlisle Crown Court for a hearing on November 30, pointing out that Light will get the appropriate credit for his guilty plea. Light is likely to be sentenced on that day

November 2015

Workington man admits child sex offences

A man was told he could be jailed after admitting two child sex offences.

Ryan Light, 30, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court 

He pleaded guilty to two counts of causing or inciting a child aged under 16 to engage in sexual activity.

The offences both took place on 1st January this year, and involve two separate victims.

Judge Tony Lancaster adjourned the case of Light, of South William Street, Workington, for a background report.

He will be sentenced on 30th October, and was told by the judge that all options, including custody, would be considered.