Facebook fiend lures girl, 13, for sex

Court news.
Court news.

A Market Rasen man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl has been jailed by a judge at Lincoln Crown Court.

Ashley Codd contacted the teenager on Facebook and they later met up.

Jonathon Dee, prosecuting, said that the girl told Codd her age but he continued to contact her and went on to have sex with her.

The girl’s mother subsequently discovered what was happening. Police were contacted and Codd made a full confession following his arrest in November 2013.

Mr Dee said that the girl had been emotional damaged by what happened.

“She said she went along with what he asked her to didn’t want to lose him. It had a significant effect on her behaviour. “

Codd, 21, of King Street, Market Rasen, admitted five charges of sexual activity with a child during 2013.

Recorder Gareth Evans QC told him: “I cannot deal with you by any means other than a custodial sentence. Keep away from young girls.”

David Eager, defending, urged that Codd should not go straight to custody and instead should be given the chance to receive treatment.

“There is a chance of this man being treated and rehabilitated,” Mr Eager told the court.”