man jailed for 18 months for sex with teenage girl
Highbridge man has been jailed for having sex with a 15-year-old
girl he met using a mobile phone text messaging service.
matter only came to light when the girl visited Brian O'Sullivan,
23, of Vardy Court, last year and missed her train home to Wales,
a court was told on Friday.
was forced to call her mother who came and picked her up from
the local police station and officers were told she had met O'Sullivan
and had sex with him.
was handed an 18-month prison sentence, ordered to sign the sexual
offenders register for 10 years, and sign a sexual offences prevention
order for five years, having previously admitted to a charge of
sexual activity with a child.
court heard that O'Sullivan, who plays football locally, used
a mobile phone social networking website to exchange a series
of sexually explicit messages with the girl.
Mason, defending, said O'Sullivan had never been in trouble before,
and the girl did not want to prosecute him.
added that he is a young, single man who made a "massive
error of judgement" and accepted responsibility for what
he had done.