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Schoolgirl’s anger as man who abused her is spared prison

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Victim, 14, slams 'disgusting' no-jail sentence given to former air cadets instructor who groomed her for sex
Curtis Nicholson admitted 5 youngster intercourse offences at Newcastle Crown (Picture: NCJ Media/PA)

A schoolgirl groomed for intercourse by a former air cadets teacher says the choice to spare him prison is ‘disgusting’.

Curtis Nicholson, 23, messaged the 14-year-old on Facebook earlier than arranging to fulfill her.

The supply driver, who had a girlfriend on the time, had unprotected intercourse with the teenager in his bed room as nicely as exterior in wooded areas.

He admitted 5 counts of sexual exercise with a toddler at Newcastle Crown Court on the idea he thought she was 16 and was given a suspended sentence so he can bear ‘intensive rehabilitation’.

His sufferer, who can’t be recognized, blasted the choice to not lock him up, including: ‘He has got away with it.’

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Curtis Nicholson pictured smoking outside Newcastle Crown Court Credit: NCJ Media
Nicholson groomed the girl on Facebook earlier than assembly her for intercourse (Picture: NCJ Media)

The teenager stated Nicholson remained free to ‘live his life as if nothing has happened’.

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‘I feel it’s no punishment,’ she continued.

‘I wasn’t anticipating years however may he not have simply received a number of months to sit down and give it some thought? It’s simply disgusting.

‘I feel like, in court, they simmered down how full-on he was. I had 70 missed calls one night because I wouldn’t meet him.

‘He said he was going to kill himself if I didn’t meet him. The strain of that on a 14-year-old is exhausting sufficient.’

The courtroom heard she has been left feeling anxious and remoted as a results of the offending, which has additionally broken her self-confidence and vanity.

Judge Jeremy Freedman informed Nicholson: ‘What you probably did was to successfully groom her.

‘You sought her out and gradually persuaded her to have sex with you.’

He stated: ‘You took advantage of her, which was totally and utterly unacceptable.’

But the decide suspended the 14-month prison time period for 2 years so Nicholson may ‘submit to intensive rehabilitation to ensure this kind of behaviour is not repeated’.

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A general view of Newcastle Crown court
The decide stated Nicholson’s behaviour was ‘totally unacceptable’, however added that he may droop his prison time period (Picture: PA Archive)

Fiona Lamb, defending, stated Nicholson had made ‘a stupid mistake’ and ‘says he should have known better’.

‘He didn’t take into consideration the results to the sufferer or himself,’ she added.

Nicholson was additionally ordered to finish a intercourse offender remedy programme.

He should additionally signal the intercourse offenders’ register for ten years and will likely be topic to a sexual hurt prevention order for 5 years together with a restraining order for ten years.

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