Belfast Telegraph

Paedophile pleads guilty to 16th breach of sex crime order

By Christopher Woodhouse

A would be bomber turned paedophile has pleaded guilty to a 16th breach of his sex crime order.

Alexander Reynolds appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Saturday after police arrested him at a McDonald’s restaurant on Castle Place on Friday.

A police officer told the court that Reynolds, of no fixed abode, was barred from going to such a place by his Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

He was also breathalysed and found to have consumed alcohol, also in breach of the SOPO.

Objecting to bail the officer said police would be “extremely concerned” for public if he were released as he had breached the order 15 times.

A defence solicitor said that Reynolds had just been released from prison and it was “nothing more sinister” than him just getting something to eat.

District Judge Ken Nixon released Reynolds on his own bail of £250 subject to him having an address suitable to police.

Reynolds was given the order after he was convicted of indecent assault on a female child in November 2007 for which he was sentenced to six months in prison.

In 1977 Reynolds was sentenced to 15 years in prison for two counts of possesion of explosives with intent.

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