Sex offender hit with fine for joining dating apps – Yahoo News UK
A registered sex offender has ended up in court for joining dating websites.
Kristian Guthrie registered on Plenty Of Fish with the alias of Christianl1990.
The 32-year-old Adelaide Road, Southampton, also set up an account in the name of ‘Kristian.32’ on HAPPN – another dating app with the strapline of ‘find your crush’.
In October last year, he set up accounts on apps and websites including Reddit, Telegram and Twitch.
Appearing at Southampton Magistrates’ Court he admitted five charges of failing to comply with the notifications requirements of the sex offenders register.
He was handed a two-year community order and must attend 50 rehabilitation activity days.
Guthrie must also pay a £150 fine.
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