Date: September 25, 2020
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“A woman who had sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy she met online has been spared prison.
Sophie Johnson engaged in sexual activity with the schoolboy on three occasions within the space of a few days, a court heard.
Newcastle Crown Court heard she had ignored warnings about his age and failed to take steps to ensure he was over 16.
However, once she realised how young he was, she stopped what was happening between them.
The court heard Johnson, 22, who is immature for her age, began communicating with the boy online and they swapped messages before meeting.
The boy did not provide a victim impact statement and while he cooperated with the prosecution, he did not wish to provide any further information, the court heard.
Johnson, of Elswick, Newcastle, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual activity with a child and was sentenced to a three year community order and must sign the sex offenders register for five years.
Setencing her, Judge Sarah Mallett said: ‘This was a relationship of mutual affection, there was no pressure applied or grooming of any sort.”