March 2013

Sheffield man jailed for sex with schoolgirl, 14

A MAN has been jailed for 21 months for having sex with an underage girl.

Aaron Shore, aged 20, of Parson Cross, Sheffield, was 19 when he had consensual sex with the 14-year-old girl last May.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Shore knew she was a schoolgirl.

They were found when the teenage girl skipped school and her concerned parents raised the alarm.

She was traced to Shore’s house and found in his bedroom.

The pair told police they had been in love and the sex had been consensual.

However, Sarah Wright, prosecuting, said: “He had been warned by his sister and other members of the family about the dangers of a relationship with such a young girl.

“He knew her age from the outset.

“He knew that she was at school. He knew what year she was in.

“He also knew she was missing school in order to meet him.”

Gurdial Singh, representing Shore, said: “It’s not the usual case of an older man taking advantage of a young child.

“It’s quite clear from what both say they were fond of each other, both talked of being in love.”

Jailing Shore, who admitted sexual activity with a child, Judge Paul Watson QC said: “You knew it was wrong, you knew how old she was, you had been warned about your conduct.”