Man made sexual suggestions to 13-year-old girl over Facebook

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A man made sexual suggestions to a 13-year-old girl after contacting her on Facebook, Lincoln Crown Court was told today (Wedbesday).

Aaron Britchford, who knew the girl, had conversations with her on the social media site and gained her trust.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said Britchford progressed to asking the youngster what she would do if he cuddled and kissed her and asked if she would “grass” on him. Bitchford then made a more direct sexual suggestion to her.

Mr Howes said: “There is no doubt as to what he was hoping was going to happen.

“Matters came to light after a third party saw the post on the Facebook account and brought it to the attention of the girl’s mother.”

Britchford, 24, of London Road, Kirton, admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity on October 28 2011.

He was given a three year community order and has to complete a sexual offenders’ group work programme. Britchford was also banned from contacting the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, for three years and placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.

Judge James Sampson told him: “This must be regarded as a direct alternative to a sentence of imprisonment. You are a potential danger to young girls like this one. Fortunately this did not go beyond what is seen on the computer.”