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24-year-old man busted for sexual relationship with 12-year-old girl after hooking up on Facebook

By Mason White 5:29 PM April 27, 2017
Shaun Coles
Shaun Coles
By: William Martin

A man of the United Kingdom, was jailed after he was busted for having a sexual relationship with a 12-year-old girl.

The crimes came to light after the girl disappeared and her mother checked her Facebook account for clues.

The mother found sexually explicit messages from 24-year-old Shaun Coles.

When the girl returned home, she admitted that she was out with Coles. The mother called police and the child allowed the police to review her text messages.

Prosecutor Tony Stanford told the Lincoln Crown Court, that the messages proved that the two had an intimate relationship.

During an interview with police, Coles said that he knew that the girl was only 12 years old. He admitted that his behavior was unacceptable.

Coles pleaded guilty to a charge of assault by penetration on a girl under the age of 13.

Before sentencing, Judge Michael Heath told Cole: “You knew she was 12 and you were twice her age. It was not the girl’s fault, she was the victim and you should not have behaved like you did.”

Cole was sentenced to 30 months in prison. He was ordered to register as a sex offenders for life, and he was given an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.