Update: Brett rudkin has been released and is back in Grimsby

February 2016

Man coaxed girl aged 13 to sneak out of her house and have sex with him

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A man who “coaxed” a 13-year-old girl to sneak out of her house while her parents slept to have sex with him has been jailed.

Brett Rudkin, 20, had asked the 13-year-old girl to send naked pictures of herself to him and encouraged her to come to his house late at night.

However, just five minutes after they had sex, Rudkin callously brushed her aside and said he was “disgusted” with what had happened.

The incident had a “massive effect” on the youngster, who was so distressed she was forced to change schools, stopped eating and began to lose weight.

Jailing Rudkin in a young offenders’ institution for two years and four months, Judge David Tremberg said he had “coaxed” his victim into having full sex with him.

He said: “She went because she trusted you. You effectively groomed her.

“You knew from first to last what you were doing was against the law.

“You used her to satisfy your sexual urges and, when you had got what you wanted, she had served her purpose.

“You told her that you did not want anything else to do with her and the complainant has been deeply emotionally affected by the fallout from this.

“You risked causing infection or pregnancy. She was only 13.

“This was a deliberate course of conduct followed by attempts by you to keep her quiet.

“You groomed her and you courted images of her.”

Prosecuting, Philip Standfast told Grimbsy Crown Court Rudkin and his victim began exchanging messages on social media apps including Facebook and Snapchat.

They began “sharing each other’s secrets” and Rudkin pretended his was 17, despite being 18 at the time.

He told her he liked her and sent an intimate picture of his private parts before asking for naked pictures of her breasts.

She sent three or four showing cleavage while wearing a vest.

Mr Standfast said: “The girl’s parents were asleep in bed when Rudkin sent a message asking if she wanted to go to his house.

“Without her parents’ knowledge, she left home, met the defendant and went to his house about midnight.

“Rudkin started taking her clothes off, kissing her and they had sex with no protection.”

The girl left but just minutes later she received a message from Rudkin that said he was “disgusted” with what he had done and asked her not to tell anyone.

Mr Standfast said: “She felt she had been used.”

The girl was left upset by the incident that had a “massive effect” on her life and she began to lose weight and had to change school and move out of the family home.

Speaking in mitigation, defence barrister Alison Dorrell said that Rudkin, who admitted two offences of sexual activity with a child, had avoided further damage to the young teen by not “seeking to brazen the matter out at trial”.

She said: “He knew quite quickly after he did this that he had done wrong, although there was an element of self-protection.

He had no previous convictions and had lost his good character in “quite spectacular fashion.”

Rudkin was also given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and must register as a sex offender indefinitely.

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