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Bromsgrove teen handed community order over sex offences

Bromsgrove teen handed community order over sex offences Bromsgrove teen handed community order over sex offences
Updated: 11:06 am, May 07, 2015

A BROMSGROVE teenager bullied two girls on different occasions to perform sexual acts on him, a court heard.

Joshua Thayer P Miles, 19, of High Meadows, Stoke Heath, was handed a two-year community order with supervisionary requirements on Friday (November 14) at Worcester Crown Court, after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16.

The first charge related to a incident involving a 13-year-old girl between January 1 and March 1 2011, when Miles was 15.

The court heard the pair made friends on Facebook and Miles had invited her around to his home to watch a film with his friend.

Sarah Buckingham, prosecuting, said the three were sat on Miles’ bed when his friend fell asleep. The defendant tried to kiss and touch the girl but she pushed him off.

She added he then sent her a text suggesting a sexual act but she told him she would not do it.

The court heard Miles had rubbed her tummy and attempted to put his hands inside her underwear before attempting to physically force her to perform a sex act on him.

The second charge related to an incident involving a 15-year-old girl in July 2013 who also became friends with Miles over Facebook.

The court heard the pair had met up in Autumn 2012 and he had driven to them both to a lay-by near Grafton Manor and had sexual contact.

Ms Buckingham said the pair met up again in July 2013 when Miles was 17. He drove them to Droitwich where he parked up.

She added the victim was upset and wanted to talk to Miles. Then when he touched her legs she told him she did not feel like it before Miles said ‘well you are going to have to make me want to give you a lift home’.

The court heard how the girl then got on his lap and Miles pulled at her jeans and slapped her bottom, which she felt was fine.

But, when Miles put his hand under her top and tried to pull it up she told him to stop because she did not like it.

Miles then tried to physically force her to perform a sex act before she moved back into the passenger seat, making it clear she did not want to continue.

Again Miles attempted to force her to perform a sex act before taking her home – afterwards he sent her a text saying ‘sorry’.

The court heard the first victim did not come forward until she heard about the latest incident.

When interviewed Miles admitted to taking part in sexually activities with both girls but claimed it was consensual.

Defending Michelle Clarke said it was not a case of a sexual predator praying on young girls but one of an immature young man who had been influenced by pornographic videos and drawn into a world where he should not have been.

She added he knew he got carried away and should not have done what he did and also fully accepted the charges and did not try to minimise it.

Ms Clarke said Miles had a supportive background and was bright young man with qualifications which would give him a good future.

Judge Michael Cullum said Miles had bulled the girls not just encouraged them and, although he was asking, he came very close to forcing them.

He added he was not targeting children but vulnerable girls slightly younger than himself.

“What could be more clear than her (the 13-year-old girl) saying no.

“You clearly were more sexually aware.

“You cannot bully girls, you cannot bully women.

“It was quite clear from the text after you know what you did was wrong.”