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Taxi driver pleads guilty to sex with a child

Published July 16, 2013 by misty534

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A BROMSGROVE taxi driver who had sex with a 15-year-old girl in the back of his cab has been jailed for two years.

Appearing at Worcester Crown Court his counsel, Kristina Montgomery QC, said that the girl had developed a crush on John Warman after he had been engaged to take her to school.

But her mother discovered revealing text messages when the girl borrowed her mobile phone, and Warman was seen by police.

Warman, 28, of Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child. He was ordered to sign the sex offenders list for 10 years. A sexual offences prevention order forbidding contact with children was made for the same period.

Michael Conry, prosecuting, said the mother became suspicious after the girl returned home late in the evening of January 23, 2012, and she found the text messages on her phone.

Warman had taken the girl to a wooded area and had intercourse after locking the doors of his cab. He said he was aware she was only 15 but that she had a crush on him.

Miss Montgomery submitted that the relationship was not of his making but conceded that it was not one-way traffic. He wanted it to cease, and should have distanced himself from her.

He was unaware that her mother was worried about her absence. There was a sexual encounter but the girl was persistent and did not have to be coerced. He regretted taking their relationship to a level where he disregarded the disparity in age.

Judge Robert Juckes QC said Warman had let himself be tempted but it was a breach of trust necessary in his job as a taxi driver.

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Five men arrested in child sex assault at nursery probe

Published May 23, 2013 by misty534

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Five men have been arrested over an allegation of a child being sexually assaulted at a day nursery.

West Mercia Police said officers detained the men after a very young child told their family about an incident reported to have happened last week.

The incident is said to have taken place at one of the premises of Bright Eyes Nurseries and officers have been searching three branches run by the operator in Bromsgrove, Redditch and Droitwich, all in Worcestershire, England.

Three other properties have also been searched.

Superintendent Kevin Purcell, of West Mercia Police, said: “A young child has made a disclosure that we are taking extremely seriously.

“We are also treating it as sensitively as possible due to the nature of the offence and the very young age of the child involved.

“Our primary concern is their welfare as well as that of the other children who attend the nurseries.

“We are working with our partner agencies in the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board as part of our response.

“The investigation is at its early stages and five men have been arrested as we endeavour to identify the person responsible for the assault.

“We fully understand how concerning this disclosure will be to those people whose children attend Bright Eyes Nurseries, as well as the wider community.

“All parents and carers who have visited the nurseries today were given a letter explaining, as far as possible, the reasons for our activities, while police staff are available to discuss any immediate worries they may have.”

The five men are in police custody awaiting questioning.

 

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