Furious mum catches out man, 21, having sex with her 14-year-old daughter after the pair met on social media – but he AVOIDS jail
- Max Patrick Edwards, 21, met the young girl on a social media app Wink
- Edwards called an Uber for the girl to be dropped to his house last February
- ‘They began kissing and ultimately had sexual intercourse,’ court heard
- ‘What have you done with my daughter?’, girl’s mother asked, the court heard
A man who had sex with a 14-year-old girl has been spared jail and a conviction.
Max Patrick Edwards, 21, met the young girl on a social media app Wink and invited her over to his Marsden home in Queensland after a week of online chat.
Edwards called an Uber for the girl to be dropped to his house on the night of February 10 last year.
Max Patrick Edwards (pictured) had sex with a 14-year-old girl, but has been spared jail and a conviction
‘They began kissing and ultimately had sexual intercourse on the couch,’ Crown Prosecutor Elizabeth Kelso told the Beenleigh District Court, The Courier Mail reported.
Edwards on Thursday pleaded guilty to one count of carnal knowledge of a child under the age of 16.
The girl’s mother caught the pair out after ‘incessantly’ calling her daughter while she was with Edwards.
Edwards dropped the girl home, where she confessed to her mother what had happened.
Her mother then went and confronted the 21-year-old.
‘What have you done with my daughter?’, she asked, the court heard.
Edwards told the mother he did not have sexual intercourse, but later admitted he had ‘protected’ sex in a phone conversation.
He then tried to deny the admission in a police interview.
Judge Craig Chowdhury did not jail Mr Edwards or record a conviction.
He cited factors including Edwards had worn a condom, had a stable job, no criminal past and the victim consented to the activity – which did not involve alcohol or drugs.
Edwards was given an 18-months’ probation.
Edwards pleaded guilty in Beenleigh District Court (pictured) on Thursday to one count of carnal knowledge of a child under the age of 16