December 2017

Man avoids prison after grooming schoolgirl

A pervert who groomed a schoolgirl for sex has avoided a prison sentence

Seth Jones, 33 of Elstead appeared at court where he pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child 

The court was told that Jones first abused the girl when she was 14 years old, and it continued for a number of years.

Jones used manipulation and intimidation to silence the girl.

The judge handed Jones a 16 month suspended sentence 

He was placed on the sex offenders register for 18 months and told to pay a £500 fine.