27 Dec 2016

Child sex offender due in court

11:29 am on 27 December 2016

A high-risk child sex offender is due to appear in court today, charged with breaching his release conditions.

Darren Jolly

Darren Jolly Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

Darren Jolly has multiple prior convictions for sexual connection with, and indecent assault, of girls aged under 16.

He was arrested in 2012 after three weeks on the run, a year after being released from prison on a 10-year extended supervision order.

The police found Jolly on State Highway 1 near Pegasus in Canterbury at about 11.30pm last night.

The 51-year-old will appear in the Christchurch District Court today, charged with breaching his extended supervision order.