Man faces jail if he visits pool again

A Nelson man who was not allowed to have contact with people under 16 years old, but went to a community swimming pool, has been warned he will probably go to jail if he breaches his parole condition again.

Robert Hill, 40, pleaded guilty to breaching his parole condition of not having contact with someone under 16 without supervision.

Hill was seen on November 4 at his local swimming pool, where he had gone with his partner.

Judge Tony Zohrab said it was a "pretty simply condition to follow". He gave Hill a suspended sentence, saying he must come up for sentence if called upon in the next 12 months.

He added that if this happened again or if Hill offended similarly, he would "most certainly go to prison".

The Nelson Mail