Teen in under age sex case

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A COURT has heard how a 15-year-old Fleetwood boy met a girl on the social networking site Facebook and within a week was having sex with her.

District Judge Jeff Brailsford, who was sitting at Blackpool Magistrates Court, was told the girl was aged just 13 at the time of the encounter.

The court was told the boy and girl had sex with the girl’s agreement at a friend’s house in Fleetwood.

The boy, who is now aged 16, cannot be named for legal reasons. He admitted illegally sexually touching the girl between August 1 and September 15 last year.

The judge heard the accused had a conviction for a similar offence in July last year.

Gary McAnulty, defending, said that his client was friendly with a group of 15-year-old in Fleetwood. He thought the girl was of the same age.

The judge adjourned the hearing so a pre-sentence report can be compiled on the youth.