March 2020

Paedophile facing jail after admitting sex with 13-year-old girl

A paedophile is facing jail after he admitted two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl.

Thomas John Naughton, 28, of Plover Court, Yeovil , pleaded guilty to committing acts against the girl that involved sexual penetration while not reasonably believing that she was over the age of 16.

Naughton had been due to stand trial at Taunton Crown Court but this will no longer take place after he admitted the offences at a pre-trial hearing.

The offences that Naughton was accused of took place in 2016.

Naughton will return to Taunton Crown Court for sentencing on Friday, April 3, when he is likely to be handed a jail sentence.

Until then, he was released on bail.