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Sex offender given community order

A man who admitted inciting an 11 year old girl to engage in sexual activity after he contacted her on Facebook has been sentenced to a three year community order. The judge at Carlisle crown court also included a three year supervision order.

Jame Peter Howes, 29, from Albert Street in Longtown has admitted the offences, which occurred in July of 2011. He was also ordered to attend a sexual offenders programme for three years and 100 hours community service.

He has been banned from working with children and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for five years.