November 2018

Woman admits attempting to meet boy after sexual grooming

A 22-year-old woman has admitted attempting to meet an underage boy after sexual grooming.

Leanne Curnoe, of Alma Place Redruth, appeared at Truro Crown Courton Friday (November 30) accompanied by a support worker.

She pleaded guilty to being a person aged over 18 who had attempted to meet the boy, knowing he was aged under 16, with intent to commit a sexual offence.

The offence against the child, who cannot be named because of his age, dates back to last year.

Robin Smith, representing Curnoe, said she had undergone a psychiatric report which had concluded she was fit to enter a plea.

He said Curnoe was a woman who faced considerable difficulties in her life and suggested the court would benefit from a pre-sentence report.

Judge James Townsend agreed and said it was essential the court had all the details of Curnoe’s background before passing sentence.

The case was adjourned for Curnoe to be interviewed by the Probation Service and she will appear for sentence on January 11.

Curnoe was released on unconditional bail.