A CONVICTED child abuser who forgot to notify police of his release as he was trying to get his dog back was jailed today for six months.

Mark Walker was snared three days after being released from a five-year extended sentence for child sex abuse in February this year.

The 50-year-old claimed he had “forgotten”  to tell police which was in breach of his sex offenders register requirements.

Walker is back behind bars after pleading guilty today at Glasgow Sheriff Court to failing to comply with the requirements.

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He was jailed in October 2014 after being convicted by a jury at the High Court in Glasgow of sexually abusing two young boys.

Walker “used indecent practices on and sodomised” a seven-year old and “used indecent practices” on a four year old in 2003.

Walker was released from custody in February and told to notify police within three days but failed to do so.

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Defence lawyer, Martha Rafferty, defending, told the court Walker was “aware” of his instructions.

She added: “On his release from prison, he told me he came out to a different world at the beginning of the Covid crisis.

“He indicated to me that he was trying to get his dog back and forgot this matter which isn’t a position he should be in.”

Sheriff Paul Crozier sentenced Walker to six months behind bars, down from nine months due to his guilty plea.