March 2015

Former Bury hotel manager jailed for sex with 14-year-old

A former hotel manager has been jailed for 18 months after twice having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Timothy Johnson, 36, had pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court to two offences of sexual activity with a child.

The court heard yesterday how last July, Johnson, then manager of a Bury St Edmunds hotel, had given the girl a lift home then twice had sex with her.

Prosecutor Michael Crimp said Johnson of Church Close, Rede, was arrested after the girl told a friend what had happened and details reached a support worker.

Mr Crimp said the girl initially denied anything had happened when confronted by her mother but later revealed it had and the police were contacted.

Jailing him for 18 months, Judge John Holt told Johnson he accepted his expressions of remorse were genuine.

Johnson has been ordered to sign on the Sexual Offences Register fort the next 10 years.