November 2018: Released – Known to frequent Pennywell, Park Lane, Mowbray park and Sunniside areas of Sunderland

May 2017:  

Sunderland pervert jailed for sexual encounters with two schoolgirls

A pervert who had illegal sexual encounters with two underage girls has been jailed.

Kurt May took a drunk teenager, who was in such a state she was “falling all over the place”, back to his home and abused her when she fell asleep.

The girl’s mother, who did not know where she was, was frantic with worry so reported her missing to the police, who found her and took her home.

While on bail for that offence, the 22-year-old convinced a second schoolgirl to carry out a series of sex acts by saying he would “hurt himself” if she refused.

A second teenager said she went along with what May wanted to “make him happy”.

Newcastle Crown Court heard both victims say their ordeals have effected their lives at home, at school and will shape future relationships with family, friends and partners.

May, formerly of Pitcairn Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, admitted four charges of having sexual activity with a child and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

Judge Amanda Rippon jailed him for four-and-a-half years with a sexual harm prevention order and sex offender registration for life.

Judge Rippon said the first victim had fallen asleep, after being sick, in May’s bedroom and was fully clothed but woke up naked and sore.

The judge said: “Her mum had been looking for her and had reported her missing, such was her concern.

“The police phoned her to speak to her and they located and returned her to her mother.”

The judge said the second victim was “pressurised” into doing what May wanted and told him: “You threatened to hurt yourself if she didn’t do as you asked.”

The family of one of the girls was in the public gallery to see May receive his prison sentence.

Judge Rippon addressed them directly at the end of the hearing to pay tribute to their daughter’s bravery.

The judge told them: “I hope your daughter gets better and recovers.

“She is obviously very brave in what she has done, standing up for herself and coming forward. “

May 2017

Pervert groomed and abused two schoolgirls

An abusive, controlling and violent pervert has admitted grooming and sexually abusing two schoolgirls.

Kurt Levi May, 23 of Pennywell, Sunderland appeared at Newcastle Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to:

  • Three counts of sexual activity with a child

  • Causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

May who had a history of violence had groomed one girl for sex over a three month period when she was 13-years-old. Sexual activity took place at a house in Pennywell that May frequented that was lived in by an adult with learning disabilities.

A second schoolgirl was also groomed and given alcohol. It was alleged that she was raped by May, but a lesser charge of sexual activity with a child was accepted by the court.

The court heard that May would tell the girls that he would harm himself if they failed to do what he demanded of them.

The girls were described as vulnerable young females who had suffered bullying in the past.

May spent a lot of time hanging around with underage teenage skaters in Mowbray Park, Park lane, the Riverside and Sunniside in Sunderland.

In one online chat, May said that he thought any girl over the age of 12 was ‘fair game’ for sexual acts with him.

May was told that he would be remanded in custody until his sentencing later this month.

Last year, May admitted affray and possession of a bladed article after he threatened two men with a samurai sword. Witnesses said May threatened to “chop them up”.

On that occasion, Judge Rippon sentenced May to a total of 15 months in prison which was suspended for two years. She also ordered that the samurai sword be destroyed.