A TEENAGER who had sex with a runaway 12-year-old girl was jailed for 15 months.

The pair met through a social network site and went to his uncle’s home, where they stayed for the night and had sex.

Prosecutor Andy Houston told Southampton Crown Court Scott Chapman then took her by taxi to her foster mother’s home.

The girl, who had been reported as missing, told police she needed the morning-after pill.

The girl posted herself on the network site as being 17 but when she met Chapman, told him she was 15. She was really only 12.

Chapman, 18, of Manor Farm Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton, admitted two counts of rape of a girl under 13 and one count of assault by penetration.

Judge Derwin Hope also placed Chapman, who had five previous convictions, on the sex offenders register for ten years.