AN ISLE of Wight sex offender who failed to register a new bank card has been spared a more serious punishment on the basis it was a “genuine oversight”.

Dalton Reynolds, of Terminus Road, Cowes, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on Tuesday, November 21.

The 25-year-old admitted failing to comply with the notification requirements of the Sex Offenders’ Register, on May 24.

Prosecutor, Ann Smout, said Reynolds failed to register a bank card within three days of receiving it, but conceded the card had not been used.

She said Reynolds was convicted of three counts of making indecent images of children back in May 2020.

Barry Arnett, defending, said it was a genuine oversight on Reynolds’ part.

He said he was not proud of his record but had turned his life around, and there was no suggestion he had used the card for unlawful purposes.

Mr Arnett said Reynolds was extremely sorry for what had happened and had learnt from his error.

Magistrates told Reynolds they accepted it was an oversight.

He was fine £230 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £92 surcharge.