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High-risk sex offender William Cunningham jailed again

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Image caption William Cunningham is considered a high risk to children

A high-risk sex offender has been jailed again for breaching an order preventing contact with young people.

William Cunningham, 48, of Newmilns, East Ayrshire, was caught in Howard Park in Kilmarnock in November 2014.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, he admitted breaching the conditions of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order and was jailed for 15 months.

Cunningham has 34 previous convictions, including sex offences, child cruelty and attempted murder.

Last August, he was given a nine-month jail term after being spotted in the same Kilmarnock park on various occasions over a two-month period.

In September 2011, Cunningham was jailed for two years and four months after failing to attend court for breaching his Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

On that occasion he was traced to the Holy Isle, in the Firth of Clyde, which is owned by Tibetan monks.

In 2007, Cunningham was jailed for four years and nine months for attempted murder.

He also served four years for lewd and libidinous behaviour.

Police were granted the Sexual Offences Prevention Order in May 2010 as Cunningham was considered a high risk to children.

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