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Sex offender caught on the run in Manly sentenced to brief prison stint

A convicted sex offender arrested in Manly for breaching reporting conditions has been sentenced to one month behind bars on Friday at Manly Local Court.

Michael Pearce, 37, of a Campbelltown address, had failed to report to police under obligations required for the Child Protection Register.

NSW Police issued an arrest warrant for Pearce and he was located in Manly, where he was arrested.

Pearce reappeared in Manly Local Court on Friday 9 November to face one count of fail to comply with reporting obligations under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act.

Police alleged he breached his reporting obligations when he left his accommodation at Campbelltown on 29 October and failed to charge an electronic monitoring bracelet.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one month in prison, dated from 31 October, to be released on 30 November.

Pearce is originally from Taree but had been living in the Campbelltown area after he was convicted for molesting a 15-year-old girl in a Wollongong shopping centre in April. He had only been released from prison on 23 October after serving just six months of an 18-month sentence.

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