June 2009

Man jailed for twice making young girl pregnant

A PAEDOPHILE who twice got a teenage girl pregnant has had his jail term extended.

Mark Lillywhite, 34, was jailed for four years in 2008, after he was convicted of taking part in sexual activity with a 13-year-old child.

But now Lillywhite, of Hollow Lane, Dormansland, has received an extra nine-month sentence, after he had sex with her again while on bail for the original offence.

On both occasions, the sexual activity resulted in the teenage girl falling pregnant.

The first time she had an abortion but, on the second occasion, she gave birth to a child, which is now two-years-old.

Guildford Crown Court heard on Tuesday how Lillywhite was currently serving time behind bars for the first offence committed in 2005.

On that occasion Lillywhite had denied having sex, claiming the girl had impregnated herself from a condom he had used with his girlfriend.

The court was told the girl, now aged 16, had been obsessed with Lillywhite for nearly four years.

Prosecuting, David Povall said Lillywhite was initially arrested in 2006 and charged with having sexual activity with a child.

He said: “While on bail, he saw the girl at a party and they had consensual sex in a bathroom, as a result of which she became pregnant again.”

Mr Povall said Lillywhite admitted the second offence, which took place in November 2006, after DNA testing showed he was the father of the child, which is now aged two.

Mitigating, Natalie Sherbourne said her client hoped to move away from the area and settle in Derby, where he has close ties.

Jailing him for the second time in 18 months, judge Michael Addison said it was an unusual case.

He said: “The girl was totally infatuated with you and even came to court on the previous occasion to tell lies on your behalf.”

However, the judge refused to make an order banning the defendant from working with children.

He added: “I don’t think it is likely that you will commit an offence with another child.”