A MAN who had sex with a vulnerable underage girl has been jailed for 13 months.
Lewis Williamson, 21, of Shill Bank Lane, Mirfield, got to know the 15-year-old through Facebook in 2013.
He was 18 at the time and she was considered vulnerable due to personal circumstances.
Michael Smith, prosecuting at Leeds Crown Court, said they met and had sex. They continued to do so but she became upset by his possessive attitude towards her and stopped seeing him.
After that he pursued her on Facebook to the extent that she contacted the police. Chloe Hudson, for Williamson, said he lacked maturity at the time but had grown up since then. He had found his own accommodation, a job as a chef and was working to fulfil his potential.
Williamson, who admitted two charges of sexual activity with a child, was put on the sex offenders’ register for 10 years. In jailing him, Judge Christopher Batty said Williamson knew the girl was having problems and self-harming.