A man has been sentenced to 12 months, but will only spend two months in prison, for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl who was reportedly his girlfriend.
The 21 year old man pleaded guilty on Monday which was a factor in the reduction of his sentence passed by Justice Iain Morley.
The gray farm resident had already spent 6 months in jail and therefore has only two months remaining in his sentence.
According to reports, on the evening of May 22 2019 the man invited the girl to his bedroom and he began to touch the child intimately.
The girl then laid back on the bed and the convict joined her and began to unbutton her pants. She rebuttoned them but he unbuttoned them again, before removing her pants and underwear and proceeding to have sex with her.
When the victim arrived home, she was asked about her whereabouts and confessed what had happened.
A report was made to Gray’s Farm Police Station and the minor was examined.
The man was subsequently charged with the offence which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
The convict claimed he didn’t know that the girl was 13 years old, nor that she was still in school.