Northampton teenage sex offender ordered into rehab programme as alternative to jail

The youth pleaded guilty to a string of sexual offences that took place in 2020.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 9:00 am
A teenager sex offender has been committed to a rehabilitation regime as opposed to prison.

A Northampton teenager who pleaded guilty to several counts of rape has been committed to a regime of rehabilitation programmes as an alternative to prison.

The 15-year-old youth - who cannot be identified due to his age - pleaded guilty to a series of sexual assaults that took place over 2020.

At Northampton Crown Court yesterday, Her Honour Judge Rebecca Crane ruled the boy was suitable for a young sex offender rehabilitation programme instead of being committed to prison.

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It includes a 24-month rehabilitation order, a two year requirement with the AIM3 youth sex offenders programme, supervision and a direction to live under the care of the Local Authority.

He was also barred from working with children and vulnerable adults and handed a sexual harm prevention order.