August 2018

Girl, 18, who hugged and kissed underage girl convicted as sex offender

A teenage girl who hugged and kissed an underage girl has been convicted as a sex offender, a court heard.

Robyn Floyd, who was 18 at the time, has been put on the sex offenders register for five years after she admitted an offence of sexual activity with a child.

Floyd met the 13-year-old at a bus stop, and the pair developed a consensual relationship which developed involved the pair hugging, holding hands and kiss over several months.

Richard Thatcher, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court: “The defendant accepts and acknowledges that the complainant was 13 at the time of the commencement of this activity although initially she believed the girl to be 15.

“The relationship lasted a few months. The extent of it was that they would hug, hold hands and kiss.

“The relationship came to an end in November 2015. This defendant had booked a hotel room in Grantham. She intended to stay there with the girl but that never occurred.”

Later a complaint was made to police which resulted in Floyd being arrested.

Mr Thatcher said: ”She accepted she had been in a relationship with the girl. She said she loved the girl and was sexually attracted to her.”

Karen Walton, in mitigation, said that a psychology report into Floyd showed that at the time of the offence she was very immature and behaved like a much younger girl.

She said: “She was very much younger in maturity than her age at the time which was 18.”

Judge Andrew Easteal, passing sentence, told Floyd: “The reason the law that you breached exists is not simply to protect children from adults. It is also to protect children from themselves.

“This felt like a relationship to you. It felt like a relationship to her but it should not have been. She was simply too young.

“The actual sexual activity between you consisted of no more than hugging, kissing and holding hands. It didn’t go any further.”

Floyd of Wellfield Lane, South Witham, pleaded guilty to a charge of sexually activity with a child.

She was given a 12 month community order with a 30 day rehabilitation activity requirement.

She was also placed on the sex offenders register for five years and given a five year sexual harm prevention order.