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Pervert Gerard Kane who made crude remarks to an officer is jailed

By Michael Donnelly

An "incorrigible" sex offender who breached court orders designed to prevent his reoffending has been sent to jail for 14 months.

Belfast Crown Court heard that Gerard Kane made inappropriate remarks to a female officer sent to check on him, and also admitted breaching one order by taking a bus into the city centre.

Describing the 53-year-old from University Street in Belfast as "incorrigible", Judge David Smyth QC told Kane he seemed unwilling to change.

He said his offending, designed to shock and distress, was serial and repeated with no sign of stopping.

Warning Kane that without changing he faced the prospect of ever-increasing sentences, Judge Smyth also told him he held little or no hope of him not coming before other judges in the future.

Prosecutor Simon Jenkins said two police officers went to check if he was observing the terms of his parole licence in September of last year.

However, during the interview Kane admitted one breach, before making inappropriate remarks to one of the officers.

Defence counsel Luke Curran said Kane increasingly found himself isolated and would approach or say things to others to shock in order to get a reaction.

Kane pleaded guilty to breaching his sexual offenders prevention order.

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