A SEX offender could face jail after breaching an order requiring him to notify police of any contact he has with women.

Stuart Paterson, of Park View Ardrossan, admitted breaching the Sexual Offender Prevention Order when he appeared before Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last week.

At the same court on March 10 last year 26-year-old Paterson admitted to sexually assaulting a young woman in Largs.

The five-year order required that Paterson inform the Offender Management Unit in North Ayrshire of any relationship, association or connection he has with any females in person or via social media within 48 hours.

Paterson pled guilty to having been made subject of the order breaching it without reasonable excuse after making contact with a young woman on September 6 last year.

Not guilty pleas to two other charges had been accepted by the court. Bail was continued for Paterson and sentencing was adjourned for reports.

He will return to the same court in March. Paterson previously admitted to the sexual assault of a 22-yearold women on a bathroom floor while she was ill and intoxicated due to the influence of alcohol and incapable of consent at an address in Largs on March 25, 2016.

At this earlier sentencing last year, Paterson was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for two years, put on the Moving Forward Making Changes Programme, ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work, and given the five-year Sex Offender Prevention Order.

Sheriff Iona McDonald told Paterson that he must inform police officers of any associations or relationships he has with any females, warning him: “If you don’t do it you will be imprisoned."