A man has been convicted for breaching a sexual harm prevention order after accessing social media without police knowing. 

Adam Wyles, of no fixed abode, was arrested in Ipswich on Thursday, January 4 on suspicion of breach of a sexual harm prevention order. 

A sexual harm prevention order is a court order that can be requested to prevent a person from engaging in a particular activity and for positive obligations, such as regular polygraph testing. 

Wyles was taken to Martlesham police station for further questioning and was subsequently charged with a breach of a sexual harm prevention order for accessing social media without the knowledge of his public protection officer. 

The 35-year-old was remanded and appeared before Suffolk Magistrates' in Ipswich Court on Friday, January 5 where he received a 12-week prison sentence which was suspended for 12 months. 

Suffolk police initially said he was jailed for 12 weeks.

Wyles was also ordered to complete 80 of unpaid work.