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Runaway Eastbourne sex offender complains about Argus report

The Argus: Eastbourne sex offender on the run Eastbourne sex offender on the run

A sex offender who has been on the run from police for more than a year has contacted them - but only to complain about an Argus report.

James Dunham, 33, went on the run from Hove Crown Court on January 9 last year after pleading guilty to intentionally causing or inciting a girl aged 14 to engage in sexual activity in Heathfield, East Sussex, in January 2012.

However, information which was put out to the media in good faith claimed that Dunham, from Eastbourne, had pleaded guilty to having sex with an under-age girl.

The landscape gardener saw the report and made a call to voice his discontent that he had been accused of the wrong offence, a source said.

Dunham, whose last known address was Albert Parade, Eastbourne, was given bail and told to remain in the court building to discuss the case with his solicitor - but he has not been seen since.

Dunham is white, 5ft 10in and of medium build, with green eyes and short brown hair.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Dunham is not believed to present a physical risk to the general public but anyone who knows where he is is asked to contact us right away."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 or email contact.centre@sussex.pnn.police.uk, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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12:54pm Wed 22 Jan 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

How bad does this make the police look? Complete lack of attention - is anyone going to be sacked for this? They should be.
How bad does this make the police look? Complete lack of attention - is anyone going to be sacked for this? They should be. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -8

1:00pm Wed 22 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

Wasn't he on the run yesterday too ?
Wasn't he on the run yesterday too ? All 9 of me
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Roundbill says...

So just to clarify, he hasn't disputed the accusation that he's a paedo, just the specifics.
So just to clarify, he hasn't disputed the accusation that he's a paedo, just the specifics. Roundbill
  • Score: 6

3:08pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Goldenwight says...

So why is the Argus pandering to him- start being totally irresponsible and make up a pack of lies about him raping babies, then let him come out of the woodwork and try to obtain justice through legal channels
So why is the Argus pandering to him- start being totally irresponsible and make up a pack of lies about him raping babies, then let him come out of the woodwork and try to obtain justice through legal channels Goldenwight
  • Score: -2

5:52pm Wed 22 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

"The landscape gardener saw the report and made a call to voice his discontent that he had been accused of the wrong offence"

So what offence has he been accused of then?
"The landscape gardener saw the report and made a call to voice his discontent that he had been accused of the wrong offence" So what offence has he been accused of then? sussexram40
  • Score: 2

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