June 2016

Man who had sex with 14-year-old jailed

A man who had sex with a 14-year-old schoolgirl has been jailed for four years.

Khristopher Paul Edward Davie, 25, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child and sexual activity in the presence of a child, when he behaved in a lewd manner during Skype contact.

Leicester Crown Court was told that Davie was aged between 23 and 24 when he committed the offences with the girl.

Robert Underwood, prosecuting, said: “He knew it was illegal and didn’t tell anyone because he knew it would get him into trouble.

“There was grooming and naked images were exchanged.”

Davie, of no fixed address, was given a caution in 2012 for having sex with a different under-aged school girl.

Sentencing, Judge Robert Brown said: “Much of what your advocate has said on your behalf, all of which I’ve listened to with great care, was undermined by the fact, when you were 21, you had sexual intercourse with a girl and received a caution.

“Whatever is said about you being immature and preferring the company of youngsters you knew it was wrong.

“It is child abuse and taking advantage of youngsters whom the courts must protect.

“It involved grooming behaviour and there was is significant disparity of ages; 10 years.

“You’ve learnt nothing from that caution because you’ve gone on to offend against another child.”

Davie was placed on an indefinite sexual harm prevention order and will have to enrol on a sex offender register for life.