A convicted female sex offender has been given one last chance by a judge after breaching her court order for a fourth time by creating a Tiktok profile without telling police.
Bricklayer Serena Ransom, 26, dodged prison despite breaking the terms of her sex offenders' register requirements four times.
Ransom was placed on the register and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years after being jailed for giving two schoolgirls lovebites in 2015.
She has already been convicted of breaching the terms twice and has now been back in the dock for a third and fourth breach.
The first two breaches involved setting up an unregistered Facebook account and approaching a young boy in a shopping centre and 'ruffling his hair' despite being barred from approaching children without parental consent.
Serena Ransom, 26, has admitted breaching a court order for the fourth time. She was placed on the register and made subject to a sexual harm prevention order for ten years after being jailed for giving two schoolgirls lovebites in 2015. Pictured: Ransom in 2017
Prosecutor Ian Mullarkey, said that on October 14 last year Ransom created a profile on TikTok, but failed to notify the police about it.
TikTok is a video sharing app that is for users aged 13 years and over.
A month earlier, Ransom had stayed overnight in a house where children also regularly stayed and again failed to notify the police.
But she was caught after a man, who knew about her sordid past, found her TikTok profile and sent a screenshot to police.
Ransom changed her profile name and made the account private after her partner's ex-husband became concerned that one of his children had attempted to befriend the sex offender.
Prosecutor Ian Mullarkey, said that on October 14 last year Ransom created a profile on TikTok, but failed to notify the police about it. She admitted the breach at Teesside Crown Court (pictured) and was given a 12-month suspended sentence and made subject to a six-month curfew
The prosecutor added: 'She said she had the account for about four weeks before it was discovered and accepted she changed the account's name because she didn't want it to be discovered by the police.'
Ransom, of Middlesbrough, pleaded guilty to both breaches at Teesside Crown court on Monday.
She was given a 12 month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and made subject to a six-month curfew.
She must also undertake 120 hours unpaid work and carry out 30 rehabilitation days.
Recorder Craig Hassall warned her she has 'got to stop breaching this sexual harm prevention order' or go to jail.
He said: 'When I came into court today I was going to lock you up. I was going to send you to custody for these offences.'
Nigel Soppitt, mitigating, said the breaches were 'reckless rather than malicious' and that Ransom had shown'no sexual interest in children' since her 2015 conviction.