A SEX offender who breached a community payback order (CPO) then failed to attend for a social work appointment has been warned he is close to being remanded in custody.

Adam Anderson received the reprimand from Sheriff Craig Harris when he appeared in the dock at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, October 15.

As the Advertiser previously reported, the 21-year-old was placed on a CPO in November 2018 after being found guilty of sexually assaulting two children.

That sentence was imposed by Sheriff David Mackie just one day after Anderson was sentenced to a period of detention at HMYOI Polmont by Sheriff Simon Collins QC for two other sexual assaults.

Upon his release, he commenced a three-year supervision order imposed as part of the CPO put in place by Sheriff Mackie.

However, Anderson admitted a "limited breach" of that CPO on September 15 this year, and appeared in court for sentencing last week.

However, he did not show up for an interview with a social worker preparing a background report ahead of his sentencing diet – meaning his case had to be further adjourned.

Solicitor Kelly Howe said her client had an issue receiving communications, but had made efforts to attend the appointment.

Sheriff Harris, referring to a failure to attend letter from the social work department, said: "If I see another letter like that next time, you're remanded."

He then deferred sentencing Anderson, of Katrine Court in Alloa, until November so the reports previously called for can be prepared.