UK man jailed for sex with teen after he approached 1,000 girls on FacebookMarch 5th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 5 (ANI): A Welsh man, who approached more than 1000 teenage girls for sex on social networking site Facebook, has been jailed for having sex with an underage girl.
Dylan Lewis, 21, who is originally from Bethesda, North Wales, admitted taking the fifteen year old to a B and B in Holyhead, Anglesey, where they had unprotected sex five times.
Mold Crown Court heard how he had met the teenager on the Internet and that he had confessed to a probation officer that he had approached around 1,000 teenagers for sex.
The court heard that 15 of those he approached agreed to meet him at a B and B and stay overnight with him but that he had been too nervous to take matters further.
Prosecuting barrister Gordon Hennell told the court that the girl had changed from her school uniform into casual clothes, and that they then caught a bus to Holyhead where they found a B and B.
“He met her over the internet, he asked her to meet up with him. She was aware that he was 21 and he knew that she was 15 because her date of birth was on her Facebook profile,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
“On Facebook he told her he loved her, that he wanted to make love to her, and she seemed to be under some peer pressure to lose her virginity,” Hennell explained.
He added that on the night in question Lewis had a swig of cider and offered some to the girl, but she declined.
“Sex was consensual but it was clear that he initiated it and that she went along with what he was suggesting,” he added.
Lewis admitted two charges of sexual activity with a child and was jailed for 27 months.
He was placed on the sex offender register for ten years and awarded a ten-year Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO), which bans him from befriending any young people under 16. It also places constraints on his use of the Internet. (ANI)
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