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Schoolboys face custody over sex acts with 13-year-old

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TWO schoolboys have been warned they face being locked up for committing sex acts with a 13-year-old girl.

The boys, who were both 15 at the time the offences took place, admitted to sexual activity with the girl last November, Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard.

One of the boys, now 16, from Washington, was charged with one count of engaging in sexual activity with the teenager, one count of making indecent photographs of a child and possessing indecent photographs of a child.

A second boy, now also 16 and from Washington, was charged with two counts of engaging in sexual activity with the girl, once between June 27 and August 16 last year, and then between November 8 and November 11.

He was also charged with one count of possessing indecent photographs of a child, and two counts of distributing indecent photographs of a child.

Both teenagers were granted conditional bail, and will appear back at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on May 9.

No other details were given during the short hearing but the boys were advised by District Judge Roger Elsey to “prepare themselves” for a custodial sentence.

Another 16-year-old boy also pleaded guilty to one charge of engaging in sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl, two counts of making indecent photographs of a child and one count of possessing indecent photographs of a child.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on May 8 for a separate hearing.

 
 
 

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