Teenager took lines of bubble

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A teenage girl who took seven lines of the drug “bubble” was later filmed on a mobile phone naked and kissing a woman.

The 15-year-old victim had little recollection of the events at a couple’s home on Palatine Road, Blackpool where she had been invited round.

The man who took three video clips and two still images has been given a suspended jail term by a judge.

Adam Baxter, 30, had pleaded guilty to taking indecent photographs of a child, as well as possessing amphetamine and mephedrone with intent to supply, and possession of cannabis.

A judge at Preston Crown Court gave him 16 months in prison, suspended for two years, with two years supervision and a four month curfew.

His partner at the time, Paula Brannan, 25, was sentenced to six months prison, suspended for two years, two weeks ago.

She had admitted sexual activity with a child, as well as money laundering and drug possession.

Both will be on the sex offenders register for seven years.

Paul Cummings, prosecuting, said matters came to light in June 2011. The couple had earlier contact with the girl prior to the sexual offences taking place. She went on to get a phone call, inviting her to the address. She indicated she wanted to “chill” when she got there in the early hours.

The girl would later tell police she had taken mephedrone. In a bedroom she watched a film and at some point had a drink of water that tasted strange. She had little recollection of anything, apart from being sick.

Paul Humphries, defending Baxter, explained his client had suffered paranoia over his girlfriend’s activities with others. He had sought to film her to show what she had been doing at the time.

Baxter had cut down on his drinking and turned his life around regarding substance misuse.

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