April 2016

Man in underage sex trial gets jail term

A man who was found guilty of engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl has been jailed

Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that Dale Holden encouraged the girl to have sex with him. He also asked her to send indecent images of herself. 

Holden previously of Brownhills but now living on Rutter Street, Caldmore had denied having any sexual contact with the girl and it was left to the jury to decide on his guilt.

Holden was sentenced to four years in custody and was told he would have to register as a sex offender for an indefinite period.

Judge Kristina Montgomery QC said: ” It is to your credit that you finally admitted you had a sexual relationship with this girl but I cannot give you any credit for that when sentencing”

“She came to court, she had to give evidence and she was accused of telling un-truths”

“So such admissions as now are made on your behalf are of no benefit to anyone”