July 2021

Paedophile ‘scared’ underage girl into sex crime

A paedophile has been jailed after he ‘scared and pressurised’ an underage girl into taking part in a sex crime.

Levi Watkis had denied he had done anything wrong.

But the 38-year-old was found guilty of sexual activity with a girl aged between 13 and 15 following a trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court in May.

The offence dates back more than a decade.

Now Watkis, of Meir, has been sentenced to five years in prison and put on the Sex Offenders register for life.