November 2013

Coalville teenager who had sex with girl, 14, is behind bars

A teenager who had sexual encounters with three under-aged schoolgirls has been sentenced to two years’ detention

Zac Hall (19) had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old victim, on three occasions.

He also indecently touched two others, aged 13 and 14.

Hall pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court to five counts of sexual activity with a child, on various dates between December 2011 and January this year.

Victoria Rose, prosecuting, said when Hall was alone with the first victim he suggested intercourse. She initially refused, then agreed.

Three days later, they had sex again and after a third occasion, two days later, their relationship ended.

In a text communication to Hall, the girl said: “You knew I was 14.”

Hall, formerly of Greenhill, Coalville, replied: “So what.” When arrested, he made full admissions.

Sentencing, Judge Michael Pert QC said: “You may be sexually immature but you’re a man of average intelligence. The fact you can’t get on with women your own age is no excuse to turn your attention to young girls.

“You knew they were too young for you to be having anything to do with.”

Paul Prior, mitigating, said Hall was 18 when the offences were committed.

He said: “The gulf in age between them isn’t great.

“The reason he can’t get on with girls his own age is because of his own immaturity and low self-esteem.

“He was seeking out younger girls who’d tolerate his behaviour. There’s been no further reoffending.”

Hall was made the subject of a 10-year sexual offences prevention order, which included banning him from future unsupervised contact with girls aged under 16.