A 24-YEAR-OLD Winsford man was jailed on Thursday after he started a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl he met over the internet.
Mathew Sugarman, of Dene Drive, admitted having sexual intercourse with the girl who he had met through the social networking site Facebook.
Prosecutor Peter Frost said: “After exchanging messages and text messages, they decided to meet.”
“Her mother discovered the friendship and warned the defendant off by telling him she is only 14.”
Despite this, the court heard Sugarman sent the girl sexually explicit messages and even one that said ‘I want you to have my baby’.
Sugarman told the police the message was meant to be a joke.
Mr Frost told the court that on November 23 the girl’s parents went out for the evening and, unknown to them, Sugarman visited their daughter at their home.
The prosecutor said the girl told officers she had ‘felt pressurised’ into having sexual intercourse with him.
Mr Frost said: “The defendant had said he would go elsewhere if she didn’t.”
Mr Frost added: “Her mother suspected something had happened when her daughter asked her on her return what could happen when someone had unprotected sex.”
She questioned her daughter and discovered what had happened.
Sugarman admitted having sex with the girl and told officers she was a willing partner and had initiated the discussion on sex.
Judge Elgan Edwards told Sugarman: “This is a very serious matter and constitutes a breach of trust.”
He sentenced Sugarman to 18 months in prison and banned him from owning a computer and using the internet for five years.