A man who was supposed to report all technology use to police after being placed in the Child Protection Registry has been convicted after failing to declare an email address.
The 52-year-old Orange resident was charged with failing to comply with his reporting obligations.
According to police, the man attended Orange Police Station in March this year for his annual reporting and in April gave his consent for police to examine his electronic devices.
During the check, police found an email address that was attached to two of his social media sites.
He told police that he had set up the email as part of the two-factor authentication process because he didn't know his existing email address.
Solicitor Mason Manwaring said the email address was only used for the authentication process.
Magistrate David Day said the man needed to understand what his reporting obligations are.
"If he doesn't get it I will send him to jail," Mr Day said.
The man was convicted and given a six-month community correction order.
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