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Woman guilty on sex charges

Created on 14/03/2017 @ 11:12
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A Welshpool woman has walked free from Caernarfon Crown Court despite pleading guilty to two charges of sexual activity with a child.

Janie Emery, 24, a care worker, of Pentrefelin Terrace, Welshpool was yesterday handed a 12-month prison sentence suspended for a year and ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work.

At an earlier hearing she pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual activity with a 15 year old boy. A third charge was ordered to lie on the file after prosecutors offered no evidence.

Emery must also undertake a rehabilitation course supervised by the Probation Service. Her name and other details will be on the Sexual Offenders Register for 10 years and she must also observe the terms of a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Jonathan Austin, prosecuting, said the matters came to light last March when Emery’s housemate found the child in bed with Emery and the police were informed.

Judge Niclas Parry told Emery she knew the boy’s age and knew it was against the law but the offences were committed more than once. He said she had ignored warnings and her behaviour has affected the boy.

The judge said although the offences crossed the custody threshold, he took into account her guilty plea, albeit at a late stage, and her previous good character.

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