Shadingfield: DJ banned from contacting teenage girls after kissing schoolgirl in his limo

A SUFFOLK DJ kissed a 14-year-old schoolgirl while giving her a ride in his limousine and exchanged sexually explicit text messages with her, a court has heard.

Joey London, 36, met the girl at a local pub and after communicating with her on Facebook and via text messages had kissed her on four occasions, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

London, of London Road, Shadingfield, near Beccles, admitted four offences of sexual activity with a child in February and March this year.

He was sentenced to a community order with two years supervision during which he will have to attend one-to-one sessions based on the Thames Valley Sex Offenders’ Programme.

London was also made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order for seven years, banning him from contacting the victim of the offences and from having any unsupervised contact or communication with girls under 16 without the consent of a parent or guardian who had been told about his convictions. He was also ordered to pay �750 prosecution costs and was ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register.

Sentencing London, Judge Peter Fenn said he had brought disgrace on himself and his family.

He said that in a victim impact statement the girl said she had liked London and had never felt in danger from him. However he said that what had happened had left the girl feeling confused and she was seeking counselling.

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Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said the girl had invited London and his partner to be her friends on Facebook and later London and the girl had exchanged mobile phone numbers.

Mr Crimp said that after a couple of weeks of constant texting, London had taken the girl for a ride in a limousine he used for his business and had kissed her on the mouth after asking her, “Can I kiss you yet?”

He told the girl the situation they were in was “weird” and said if she wanted him to stop texting her she should tell him and he would understand.

Mr Crimp said the girl had attended a disco put on by London at Ringsfield Village Hall near Beccles and had asked him when she was going to kiss him again. He had then taken her behind his disco and kissed her on the mouth.

London had subsequently kissed the girl on two further occasions. The offences came to light after the girl’s father asked to look at her phone because he was concerned about how much time she was spending on it and saw the text messages from London.

Steven Spence, for London, said his client had no previous convictions.

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