July 2001

Men admit sex with young girl

TWO men who admitted having unlawful sex with the same underage girl on the same day avoided a prison sentence yesterday.

Glen Wood, 25, of The Green in Ugthorpe, near Whitby, and Paul Wilkinson, 23, of Lime Trees in High Clarence, near Stockton, both admitted a charge of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl aged under 16 in June 1999 at Teesside Crown Court.

Wood also admitted a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm to his 73-year-old grandmother.

Both were given a two-year conditional discharge, which Judge Anthony Briggs said they should consider as suspended sentences, and were placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for five years.