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I have a question for a friend re an expected sentence

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I have a question for a friend re an expected sentence
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Customer: Swindon uk
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Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
My friend had sex with a girl under 16 but over 13. She goes to a special school and is pregnant. How long in jail would he get
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Would the sentence be suspended
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
He is 22
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Is anyone there
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Don’t think he has previous for sex offences

How did he meet her?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She used to hang around where he works
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Apparently it was consensual
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
He might of had sex with her twice

Did he know her age?

How old is she?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Think she was 15 and he thought she was 16
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Or he didn’t know her age not too sure
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She’s 16 now
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I think

Thank you.

If he has no previous and she is 15 then probably he would face a community order. It is difficult to predict these sentences without vision of the case but I can see immediately some mitigation that would apply.

However, he will be subject to the sex offenders register and possible a SHPO

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
He has previous but not for sex offences
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks Jo

No problem and all the best.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
For Jo C. Further to my question about my friend and the 15 year old girl. He would like to know why he doesn’t get custody for the offence?

Because usually you don't if the facts are as you say.