December 2010

Hetton dad jailed for sex with underage schoolgirl

David Farrow – Hetton

A MARRIED man who repeatedly had sex with an underage schoolgirl has been jailed for six years.

David Farrow started having intercourse with her when she was just 14.

The 45-year-old, of Market Street, Hetton, already has a previous conviction for rape, dating back more than 20 years, where he targeted another underage girl.

Farrow admitted six charges of sexual activity with a child regarding the recent offences, which happened between September 2007 and December last year.

Newcastle Crown Court heard that when Farrow was arrested, he told police “she came on to me.”

Judge John Evans sentenced Farrow to six years behind bars, plus four years on licence.

He also imposed an indefinite Sexual Offences Prevention Order, which bans Farrow from having unsupervised contact with teenage girls.

Farrow must sign the sex offenders register for life, and has been banned from working with children for life.

Judge Evans told him: “It is clear you have an interest in post-pubescent girls.

“That interest is a deviant interest.

“There is no doubt in my mind that you do constitute a risk of committing further offences in future.”