High-risk sex offender Darren Albert Jolly, who has been living in a flat in Dunedin, is back behind bars after being arrested by police earlier this week.

Jolly, 50, is subject to strict parole conditions and to a 10-year extended supervision order (ESO).

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Jolly appeared in the Dunedin District Court on Tuesday facing two charges of breaching the conditions of his ESO. He was granted interim name suppression.

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However, no further suppression was sought during his appearance in court today.

It was revealed last week that Jolly - who has more than 110 convictions for sex with underage girls, indecent sex acts, fraud, theft, assault and dangerous driving - had been living in Dunedin after his release from prison earlier this year.

Jolly was remanded in custody by consent and is due to appear again next week.