‘Predatory’ woman, 20, who was jailed for kissing schoolgirl, 14, is sent back to prison for contacting her on social media hours after she was released
- Bethany Biggins, 20, was jailed just hours after being released for sexual assault
- Biggins was imprisoned for two months for kissing a 14-year-old schoolgirl
- The day she was released she contacted the girl and jailed for a further 28 days
Predatory Bethany Biggins, 20, was sent to jail for 28 days after breaching a restraining order
A 20-year-old woman jailed for kissing a schoolgirl was put back behind bars for pestering her again just hours after being released from prison.
Predator Bethany Biggins was initially sent into custody for two months after snogging a 14-year-old girl she had befriended.
The same day she was released and got her phone back she contacted the teenager, now aged 15, via social media.
At York Crown Court sitting at Bradford, Biggins, of Malton, North Yorkshire, admitted breaching a restraining order.
Prosecutor Gareth Henderson-Moore said the 15-year-old had told police she regarded Biggins as ‘predatory’.
But after hearing she had already spent two months in custody, Judge Sean Morris jailed her for 28 days.
The case follows a lengthy legal wrangle about what police should do about the relationship between the woman and the teenager.
At York Crown Court sitting at Bradford, Biggins admitted breaching a restraining order
The North Yorkshire Force originally sought to make Biggins the subject of a sexual risk order.
But the application was thrown out by the magistrates court last year because at the time the girl had made no complaint.
It was also rejected because the offence only involved kissing and police had not regarded this as worth prosecuting.
But the force later decided it would charge Biggins with ‘sexual assault by kissing’ and she was locked up.
Biggins’ barrister Mark McKone said she planned to move to Wales to make a new start with her mother.
The restraining order will remain in place after she moved to Wales, and the judge warned her she faced being jailed again if she disobeyed it.