Teen jailed for sexually abusing school girl

Daily Echo: Southampton Crown Court Southampton Crown Court

A JUDGE has ordered medical reports to be forwarded to the governor at a young offenders institution after he jailed a teenager for sex offences.

Michael Vivian, described as a vulnerable young man, was jailed for 20 months at Southampton Crown Court for sexually abusing a girl.

Prosecutor Simon Jones said the offences came to light when the victim reported to the nurse at her school she was being abused and she in turn contacted the police. Vivian made a full and frank confession when questioned.

Vivian, 19, of Dyer Road, Shirley, Southampton, admitted sexual assault, assault by penetration and causing a child to watch a sexual act on a pornographic film to obtain sexual gratification.

In mitigation, Dave Storry described the teenager as a talented photographer who wanted in a career in photo journalism. He had suffered a troubled childhood and at the time felt isolated. He had been aware of the age gap and the gravity of what he had done.

Passing sentence, Judge Peter Henry, who read probation and psychiatric reports about Vivian, said girls of the victim’s age were particularly vulnerable. “She was confused about what was going on and fearful.”

In addition to the jail term, Vivian was placed on the sex offenders register and banned from working with children.

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