Thursday 22 March 2018

Man had sex with girl (13) from Bebo

Sonya McLean

A MAN who had sex with a 13-year-old girl after befriending her on a social-networking site has been remanded on bail pending sentence.

The 24-year-old Dublin man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, used a false name and claimed to be 19 when he requested a friendship with the teenager on Bebo.

He later admitted to her that he had used a false name and photograph but then became friends with the victim on another site and swapped phone numbers.

A number of text messages, some of a "sexual nature", were exchanged before he arranged to meet the girl outside his local supermarket. He then took her back to the home that he shared with his parents.

The man later had sex with the teenager. He then took the teenager back to the supermarket where he had met her and bought her bottles of vodka.

He pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to two charges of defilement of a child at his home on April 29, 2011.

He made full admissions and said he had known the girl was 13 years old but claimed she had consented to sex.

Irish Independent

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