September 2017

Hartlepool man spared jail after sex act with teenage girl

A 25-year-old man persuaded a teenage girl to perform a sex act on him before taking her to McDonald’s for a burger.

Christopher Hubbert, of Peebles Avenue, Hartlepool, exchanged in a series of lewd facebook messages with his victim before meeting her at a house party in the town.

Teessiode Crown Court heard Hubbert took the girl to her home from the party in his car, then returned to pick her up.

Sean Dodds, prosecuting, said: “She thought they were going to McDonald’s. Instead, he took her to a remote location where he persuaded her to perform a sex act on him. Afterwards he took her to McDonald’s, and then back to her home.

There was further facebook communication in the next few days, with the defendant asking the girl, making other sexual suggestions.

He asked for a picture of her but none was ever sent.

Hubbert admitted sexual activity with a child, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and inciting a child to engage in pornography.