A 19-year-old man who admitted engaging in sexual activity with a young girl has been sentenced to two years and eight months in a young offenders’ institution.
Samual Walker, of Towcester, was aged 18 years old when he committed the offence.
Northampton Crown Court heard that Walker was arrested and answered ‘no comment’.
Walker later pleaded guilty to charges of engaging in sexual activity with a child and possessing indecent images of a child.
Jonathan Dee, prosecuting, said the girl had suffered nightmares about Walker.
Matthew Kirk, defending, said Walker had been diagnosed as mildly autistic and was a “socially naive” person.
Judge Michael Fowler sentenced walker to two years and eight months in a young offenders’ institution for the charge of engaging in sexual activity with a child. He also gave a six-month custodial sentence for possessing the indecent images to be served concurrently.
Walker is likely to serve half his sentence before being released on licence. He will have to sign the sex offender’s register for at least 10 years.