A CONVICTED child sex offender has been jailed again after spending several nights a house where young children were living during lockdown.

Nicholas Simpson, of Kitchener Avenue in Cadishead, was jailed in March 2018 for molesting a sleeping schoolgirl.

The 31-year-old abused the 14-year-old girl while she was staying at a friend's house in Warrington after celebrating a birthday.

While at the party, Simpson made comments about her age saying he 'could not believe she was only 14' and described her as looking 'hot'.

The teenager woke up to find Simpson molesting her and she pushed him away.

She went to the bathroom to be sick and then into the room where the her friend was sleeping.

Simpson followed and tried to drag her out but she hung onto her friend's feet.

He was jailed for 32 months and handed a ten-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order which forbid him from staying over at houses where girls under the age of 16 were present.

Simpson, who has 12 convictions for 23 offences, breached this order in May by staying several nights at a house in Warrington where young children lived.

He appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday to be sentenced.

Christopher Taylor, prosecuting, said: "Social workers at Warrington Borough Council were informed that Simpson had been staying at the address and made an unannounced visit to the property.

"They discovered a bed had been made up in the loft which had not previously been there and found Simpson in the garden.

"He told the social workers that he had just arrived shortly before but he was not wearing a top.

"A dog was found at the property and at first, the family said they were looking after it for a family friend.

"It was the defendant's dog.

"He later admitted to staying over several times so he could attend hospital appointments more easily due to a broken arm.

"The social workers noted that he was cooperative and did not cause any issues.

"The mother of the children told social workers that she had lied because she was afraid of being caught breaking lockdown restrictions.

"The children's parents knew of Simpson's previous convictions."

Jim Smith, defending, said: "This was naivety rather than predatory behaviour.

"He foolishly believed that there was a grey area in the prevention order.

"Due to having a badly broken arm, he stayed at the house which is close to Warrington Hospital rather than the 45 minute bus ride from his home in Cadishead.

"He was at the house less than six days in total.

"There was no harm caused to the children."

Jailing Simpson for nine months, judge Garrett Byrne, said: "This is about risk.

"There were several young children in the house and this was a persistent and serious breach.

"You should not have been there for even one day.

"You also tried to deceive social services.

"However, you made a full admission and appear remorseful."