Two Cootamundra men likely to face local court after breaching conditions of Child Protection Registery listing

HARSH PENALTIES: Cootamundra LAC crime manager Scott Wilkinson said breaches of the Child Protection Register would be treated very seriously.
HARSH PENALTIES: Cootamundra LAC crime manager Scott Wilkinson said breaches of the Child Protection Register would be treated very seriously.

Two Cootamundra men will be issued with court attendance notices after failing to comply with NSW Child Protection Registery regulations.

It comes after a reported child approach in May this year that raised community concerns. 

Last week, a 40-year-old Cootamundra man failed to report to a nominated address while another 36-year-old Cootamundra man failed to advise police after travelling interstate. 

Cootamundra LAC crime manager Detective Inspector Scott Wilkinson said it was a serious offence not to comply with CPR guidelines and investigations were ongoing.

Under Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000, persons convicted of a nominated violent or sexual offence against a child are required to register at the police station in the locality in which they reside, within 28 days of sentencing, release from custody or entering NSW after being found guilty of a registrable offence in another jurisdiction. 

Registrable persons are also required to provide police with certain personal information, travel plans and any changes to this information. 

The period of registration is for a minimum of eight years for an adult, four years for a juvenile offender and it is an offence not to register or to provide police with false information.