Pendle teen given interim asbo to stay away from underage girls

A TEENAGER has been served with an interim anti-social behaviour order to keep him away from under-age girls.

John Holt, 19, is facing an ASBO for repeatedly harassing a 15-year-old - despite receiving a number of warnings from her parents and police.

Jonathan Jackson, representing Pendle Council, said the defendant had first come to the attention of police in June 2012 when he received a reprimand for engaging in sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl.

Last July, further concerns were raised and he was given notices by the police not to approach an unnamed young girl.

But the following August, Holt was said to have been found in a ‘state of undress’ with the girl. He was later convicted by magistrates of child abduction and conditionally discharged for 12 months.

Holt was also spotted with the girl by her grandmother, in September, but he later told police he thought the previous notices had expired. He was served with a harassment warning and said he would end the relationship.

The girl’s phone and other electronic devices were removed but her family later discovered she had been texting him using a friend’s phone.

An interim ASBO was imposed on Holt, of Mansfield Crescent, Brierfield, by Burnley magistrates until a full hearing can take place on April 11.

Ben Leech, defending, said the full ASBO would be contested on behalf of Holt and it would be argued that the order would not be necessary or proportionate.

Under the terms of the interim ASBO, Holt must not contact the girl or be alone at the same address as any girl aged under 16, except for family members.

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1:52pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

A good slap from the girls father would possibly be enough to see off this slack jawed gimp.
A good slap from the girls father would possibly be enough to see off this slack jawed gimp. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 13

8:01pm Sat 8 Feb 14

mavrick says...

He is a groomer and should have a spell behind bars, ASBO = JOKE
He is a groomer and should have a spell behind bars, ASBO = JOKE mavrick
  • Score: 6

6:36am Sun 9 Feb 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
A good slap from the girls father would possibly be enough to see off this slack jawed gimp.
The Father should grow some balls and end the problem!
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: A good slap from the girls father would possibly be enough to see off this slack jawed gimp.[/p][/quote]The Father should grow some balls and end the problem! HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 4

8:55am Sun 9 Feb 14

TONY WALES says...

Using a friend's phone to send a text.
Not exactly a sweet angel is she?
Her parents should sort her out, and be more strict.
It's not the job of the police and courts to sort this out, at taxpayer's expense.
The parent's have the children, and they should bring them up correctly
If they don't want to, don't have kids in the first place.
Using a friend's phone to send a text. Not exactly a sweet angel is she? Her parents should sort her out, and be more strict. It's not the job of the police and courts to sort this out, at taxpayer's expense. The parent's have the children, and they should bring them up correctly If they don't want to, don't have kids in the first place. TONY WALES
  • Score: -2

9:06pm Mon 17 Feb 14

my world says...

tony dosent seem to know what hes talking about if it was his daughter he would not say this would he
the lad should be jailed
tony dosent seem to know what hes talking about if it was his daughter he would not say this would he the lad should be jailed my world
  • Score: 1

4:43pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Macaulay Beckett says...

Tony Wales you don't have a clue what your going on about this is my sister you are going on about we have been fighting this for the last 2 years and nothing doesn't seem to be happening and for your information tax payers money well if this was your daughter or sister you would do the same. My mum brung us all up the right way but dirty men like this one groom these girls and brain wash them so don't come at us with the rubbish bring your kids up correctly because my mum is the best and all she does is try her hardest to give us everything.
Tony Wales you don't have a clue what your going on about this is my sister you are going on about we have been fighting this for the last 2 years and nothing doesn't seem to be happening and for your information tax payers money well if this was your daughter or sister you would do the same. My mum brung us all up the right way but dirty men like this one groom these girls and brain wash them so don't come at us with the rubbish bring your kids up correctly because my mum is the best and all she does is try her hardest to give us everything. Macaulay Beckett
  • Score: 0

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