A JUDGE has called for pre-sentence reports on a Combe Martin man who has admitted breaking a sex offenders order by using social networking sites.
Ralph Sutton, 51, of Coronation Street in Barnstaple, admitted breaking a ban on using the internet by using his smart phone to go on Facebook.
He was forbidden from accessing any social networking sites by a Sexual Offences Prevention Order after being convicted of a sexual offence in London in 2010.
Sutton, 51, admitted committing three acts prohibited by the SOPO which was made by Southwark Crown Court in 2010.
He broke the order by having a camera on his phone which could take pictures and having a smart phone which was capable of accessing the internet and which he used to go on Facebook.
Judge Francis Gilbert, QC, adjourned the case for a pre sentence report which will tell him more about the background of the case and set out options for community sentences.
Mr Barry White, defending, said the prosecution have agreed to a redrafted SOPO, under which none of the activities he has admitted will be banned.
He said: "The reality is that he had a mobile phone which can access the internet, which all phones can now. He accessed Facebook but there is no suggestion he was using it to try to commit any offence.”