A CONVICTED paedophile who lied to sex offender managers about where he was living is back behind bars.

In 2016 Jordan Gould-Martin was jailed for 18 months for sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl and placed on the sex offenders' register until 2025.

Gould-Martin, aged 26, was required to keep police informed about any change of address and whether he was staying for more that 12 hours at a home where there is a child.

But Ben Berkson, prosecuting, told Bolton Crown Court how in January 2021 Gould Martin left his Windsor Road, Leigh home and moved in with his partner in Skelmersdale without telling anyone and did not declare it when he was required to fill out paperwork in March.

When arrested on June 2 he denied staying in Skelmersdale and claimed he had had no contact with his partner's two-year-old child.

He subsequently admitted two breaches of the sex offenders' register. Steven Swift, defending, stressed that there had been no other breaches of the order.

Judge Elizabeth Nicholls, after reading probation reports stating that he cannot currently be safely managed in the community, sentenced him to seven months in prison.

She told him: "The notification requirements are very straightforward. Had you been open and honest and informed the authorities of where you were living there may well have been inquires made.

"The very fact that you failed to notify anyone, of course, brings more suspicion down upon your head. By concealing where you are living people are concerned about your motivation."

Judge Nicholls told Gould-Martin that he tried to portray himself as a victim when he only has himself to blame for being in the dock and stated that a probation report about him regarded him as "untruthful" and "manipulative".