Saturday, 3 September 2011

Woman charged with 'encouraging under age sex'

GIBRALTAR (GibChronicle) A 52-year old woman appeared in court yesterday accused of encouraging an underage sexual relationship involving a young teenage girl in her care. She was arrested on Tuesday and appeared before the Magistrates Court on Thursday after spending a night in police cells. The woman faces two counts of encouraging unlawful sexual intercourse with the girl, who is under the age of 16. The offences were said to have occurred between March and April, 2009, and December and February, 2010. The woman is also accused of assaulting two police officers on the day of her arrest.The judge ordered that the girl’s initials, which were including in the public charge sheet, be excluded from any media report.

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