June 2016

Teenage girl abducted child and carried out string of sexual offences against children


Teenager Scarlet Drury has been spared jail for abducting a child and a series of sexual offences against children.

The 19-year-old indulged in sex acts with three underage children – Two girls & one boy.

The court heard she had sex with thr schoolboy on Redcar beach in Teesside after drinking alcohol

Prosecutor Oliver Thorne said Drury was repeatedly seen kissing, cuddling and taking part in sexual activity with the two young schoolgirls.

One occasion she was even heard bragging about it

When told the girls’ ages, Drury said “age doesn’t matter”, “age is just a number” and “yeah it’s fine”.

She defied child abduction notices banning her from communicating with the girls.

When challenged, she said: “I know it’s wrong and the police are taking me to court.

Dury was spared jail at Teesside Crown Court

“I’m probably going to jail for it. I’ll still do it when I get out.”

The court was told of the effect on one of the girls.

She was described as nervous and paranoid, blamed herself for what happened, struggled emotionally to accept it and isolated herself from her family.

Concerns had been raised about reports of sexual activity at Drury’s Wharton Street flat.

It was alleged children went to the flat in school uniforms and there was alcohol and cannabis there.

Drury, of Skelton, admitted five charges of sexual activity with a child and one of taking a child without lawful authority.

Drury said she was very sorry and would not offend again.

The judge gave Drury a one-year custodial sentence suspended for two years with a year’s supervision and a five-year sexual harm prevention order.