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Teenager pleads guilty to sexual activity with a child
2:48pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to a charge of a multiple incident counts of sexual activity with a child.
Ian Josiah Sidney, 19, formerly of Galloway Road, Swindon, changed his plea during a trial at Swindon Crown Court last week.
The court heard that he is alleged to use aliases including Sam Boid, Sammy Boid, Ryan Boid, Joey Sidney, Josiah Sidney, Samantha and Angela McDough.
Sidney met his 14-year-old victim on a bus before assaulting her. The offences took place in Swindon during September 2012.
He will be sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on September 27.
Detective Constable Gemma Vinton, who investigated the case, said: “The victim showed great courage in giving evidence in court, which has no doubt contributed to the successful outcome in this case."
Anyone who has been a victim of sexual abuse or suspects that children are being abused should contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously if they wish.
Victims can also seek support and counselling from the Sexual Assault Referral Centre, based at the New Swindon Sanctuary, The Gables, Shrivenham Road, Swindon.
The SARC is a dedicated centre offering support to any victim of a sexual assault where trained professionals can provide immediate medical care and treatment, a forensic examination, counselling and onward referral to other necessary services including sexual health referral centres.
The SARC offers a 24-hour helpline on 0808 168 0024 or log on to www.newswindonsanctuary.co.uk.