September 2016

Longton pervert, 22, planned to make vulnerable 14-year-old girl pregnant


Niall Griffiths started a relationship with a 14-year-old – because he wanted to get her pregnant.

The defendant was aged 22 when he contacted the teenager on Facebook.

Despite her telling him how old she was he told her he loved her and wanted to have sex with her and get her pregnant.

And he invited her into a sexual role play.

Now Griffiths has been sentenced to a community order at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

Prosecutor Richard Orme said the defendant was arrested after the girl’s phone was confiscated and naked pictures were found.

Mr Orme said: “The girl was engaging in sexual conversations with the defendant.

“The phone was examined and showed the chat was initiated by the defendant. The messages showed the girl revealed her true age and informed him she was 14. He said he was 22. He addressed her as ‘babe’ and said he wished he could be with her. He said he loved her. He said he wanted to have sex with her.

“He called her and they spoke over the phone. Sexually explicit pictures were exchanged.

“He informed her he wanted to make her pregnant. He invited her to role play and called her a slapper, slut and prostitute. He accused her of sleeping with other men in the context of the role play.”

Griffiths, of Anchor Road, Longton, admitted two offences of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Kevin Mortlock, mitigating, said the defendant, now aged 24, spent a lot of time using social media.

Mr Mortlock said: “He did not specifically target a vulnerable person. But he should have known when she said she was 14 he should not have engaged in contact of this sort or sent messages.”

Recorder Andrew Easteal sentenced Griffiths to a three-year community order with a programme to address his sexual offending. He was placed on the sex offenders’ register until further order and was made the subject of an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

Recorder Easteal said: “This young lady is extremely vulnerable. The laws are designed to protect her from people like you. I am of the view that your ultimate aim was to have sex with this young girl. It was deplorable conduct.”