A 29-year-old convicted sex offender has appeared in court on multiple charges of breaching various orders imposed to prevent reoffending, including traveling abroad and staying in hotels.
Ryan Evans, from St Oliver Plunkett Park, Camlough, is accused of eight counts of breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO), two counts of failing to notify police of travel and a single count of failing to notify of a change of address.
Some charges date back as far as 2019.
In order of occurrence it is alleged on dates unknown between September 3, 2019 and February 19, this year, Evans breached the SOPO and stayed at two hotels in Dublin and another in Wicklow, as well as staying an another address in Newry without prior approval.
SOPO breaches also allegedly occurred when Evans allegedly entered into relationships with two women on dates between April 1, 2022 and February 19, 2023.
Further travel breaches relate to him staying at a hotel in France between February 20-28, 2022 and again in Italy several months later between October 7-12, 2022.
In these instances, Evans also allegedly failed to comply with notification requirements by providing police with details of intended travel outside the United Kingdom.
The last alleged sexual offence relates to him again breaching a notification requirement by failing to advise police of a change in address between March 6, 2022 and February 19, 2023.
Finally, Evans is charged with assaulting one of the women he allegedly entered into a relationship with on February 18 this year.
A police officer aware of the facts of the case told Newry Magistrates’ Court all charges could be connected.
No details surrounding the circumstances of the matters or how Evans came to be arrested were disclosed during the short hearing.
District Judge Peter Magill remanded him on continuing bail to return to court next month.