May 2018

Facebook pervert branded dangerous after having sex with SEVENTH schoolgirl

A dangerous sex offender groomed a child on Facebook and had sex with her – just weeks after being released for abusing six other young girls.

Oscar Glendinning had only just served a five year sentence for having sexual activity with children he targeted on social media, when the pervert struck again.

A court heard he befriended a 14-year-old girl on Facebook, arranged to meet her in Newcastle city centre, gave her vodka then had sex with her in an abandoned building.

Now the 24-year-old, of Victoria Avenue, Whitley Bay, has been sent back to prison for eight years after he admitted sexual activity with a child, meeting a child following sexual grooming and breaching a sexual harm prevention order.

Newcastle Crown Court heardhe was originally jailed in January 2014 for sex offences against six girls aged between 12 and 15.

He was initially released in September 2015 but was then recalled two weeks later for a month for breaching his licence.

Then in December that year he was offending again in a very similar way after sending a large number of messages to people asking them to get in touch.

Glendinning, 21 at the time, sent one Facebook message to a girl who had just turned 14 who he didn’t know, saying “sorry for the random add”.

Prosecutor Christine Egerton told the court: “They began conversing over Facebook, he asked for her mobile number and they started to text one another.

“A few days later they met up in person. She told him she was 15, in fact she was 14. They met in Newcastle city centre.”

The meeting took place in the school Christmas holidays and the girl told her mum she was going into town.

Miss Egerton said when Glendinning turned up, he had a bottle of vodka and the girl went to buy some cola as a mixer.

Miss Egerton said: “They then went out of the city centre to an abandoned area near Newcastle Arena.

“She accepted it was her idea to go to this isolated place, which she was to describe as an old lead factory.

“They sat together in a downstairs room and drank vodka together.

“He told her she was pretty and they discussed having sex.”

They then had unprotected sexual intercourse after the victim told him her true age, before drinking more alcohol and leaving, with Glendinning telling her he had to return to his hostel.

It was not for a further 10 months that the girl disclosed what had happened to a counsellor and the police were involved.

A friend of Glendinning’s told the police he would often search Facebook looking for young girls to message.

He would use the “people you may know” section and add girls he didn’t know as friends and send them messages.

As well as the eight year prison sentence, Glendinning must sign the sex offenders register for life and was made subject to a lifelong sexual harm prevention order.

Recorder James Wood said it was with the help of a friend that Glendinning had set up a Facebook account using a false name after his release from his last prison sentence.

He sent messages “in gross breach” of a sexual offences prevention order imposed in 2014, the judge said.

Recorder Wood told him: “She was a vulnerable person, as her victim personal statement makes perfectly clear.”

The judge added: “I find you are dangerous, dangerous to young people, particularly young females and children who you want to approach for sex.”

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