February 2019

Tamworth man jailed for sex with underage girl

A man from Tamworth has been sentenced to 10 years in a young offenders institution for a string of offences including sexual activity with an underage girl.

Tomas Baker, aged 20, who had previously given his address as being in Glascote Heath, admitted two counts of sexual activity with a girl under 16 and two counts of taking a child without authority.

He also admitted possessing indecent images and a bladed article.

Last year, we reported how Baker had been charged with a number of offences, having been found with a missing 15-year-old from Pontypridd in South Wales.

He was sentenced earlier this month at Birmingham Crown Court where he was handed a sexual harm prevention order.

In addition, he was told to hand over a mobile telephone and kitchen knife and will pay a victim surcharge of £170.

Baker faced a total of ten charges at the court case which concluded at a sentencing hearing on 8 February.

He changed some of his pleas from not guilty to guilty during the court case.