October 2017

‘You took away her innocence’: Judo instructor jailed after getting underage girl pregnant

A Lincolnshire judo instructor who repeatedly sexually assaulted an underage girl has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years.

Jason Simpson, 36, from Ruskington, created a false female Facebook page to keep in secret contact with the girl and also made her pregnant, Lincoln Crown Court heard.

Passing sentence Judge John Pini QC told Simpson he had shown no remorse and taken away the girl’s innocence.

“You were the adult, you knew it was a schoolgirl of 14 and then 15,” Judge Pini said.

“She was a child, you took away her innocence.”

The court was told Simpson began grooming the girl by making sexual remarks and then simulating sex with her.

Chris Geeson, prosecuting, said this activity progressed to full sexual intercourse when the girl was just 14.

“There was a vast disparity in age of 17 years when this began,” Mr Geeson said. “She was just 14 and he was 31 going on 32.”

The court heard Simpson also took pictures of the girl and displayed both bizarre and controlling behaviour towards her.

Mr Geeson added: “He set up a Facebook account in the name of a female so he could contact her without anybody knowing it was him.

“He would treat her like a baby and read her Cinderella, and asked her to wear more glamorous clothes.”

The sexual activity continued and by the time she was 15-and-a-half she returned several positive pregnancy tests before bleeding very heavily.

Mr Geeson said: “She clearly was pregnant and had miscarried.”

When Simpson was arrested and interviewed he made no comment about the allegations.

Simpson’s victim was in court to watch him sentenced. In a moving victim impact statement which was read out by the prosecutor on her behalf she said: “Do you know what it is like when you can not escape the nightmare you have put me through?”

Simpson, of Meadowbrook, Ruskington, pleaded guilty to nine sexual offences including sexual activity with a child, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, taking indecent images of a child and possessing indecent images of a child.

He was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and must register as a Sex Offender for life.

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