April 2012

Sex text offender

A man tried to meet a 13-year-old girl after grooming her through Facebook.

Matthew James, 24, admitted sending explicit text and Facebook messages to the girl from Rushden.

James, of St Andrew’s Street, Wellingborough, was reported to police when one of the texts was found on his phone.

He was sentenced to a three-year community order with sex offender treatment At Northampton Crown Court.