October 2017

Man admits child abduction after he was in found in toilet with girl

A man has admitted a charge of child abduction after he was found in a disabled toilet with a missing under-age girl.

Jordan Gill, 21, was found in a disabled toilet in Coningsby with the underage girl after she went missing from home.

Gill, who appeared at Lincoln Crown Court, had ignored an abduction notice served on him by the police which prevented him from having any contact with the girl.

Jonathan Dunn, prosecuting, told the court when police analysed Gill’s phone they also found 61 indecent “selfie” type photographs which the girl had taken of herself and sent to him.

Mr Dunn said Gill saved the images on his phone and also admitted kissing the girl.

Messages on the phone referred to the pair as “boyfriend” and “girlfriend,” and Gill had listed the girl in his contacts as “my little shorty.”

Mr Dunn added: “He encouraged the relationship and said it should be kept secret.”

Gill, of no fixed address admitted a charge of child abduction. He also pleaded guilty to offences of sexual activity with a child and making indecent images of a child between 20 April and 19 May, this year.

Gill was sentenced to a three year community order and must complete a sexual offenders’ treatment program. He was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for five years.

Passing sentence Recorder Simon King made it clear Gill would have received a custodial sentence if was not for the time he had already spent on remand.

The judge said: “This is not a slap on the wrists.”