Jedburgh teenager admits having sex with 13-year-old girl

Jedburgh Sheriff Court.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

A Jedburgh teenager has admitted having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named due to his age, pleaded guilty to being involved in sexual activity with the under age girl in woodland at Hartrigge, near Jedburgh, between March 1 and March 31 last year.

He denied sending an image of his private parts to her and repeatedly asking her to send him pictures of her naked body, however.

The teenager faces the same charge in relation to three other 14-year-old girls, and he pleaded not guilty to those counts as well.

A trial date has been fixed for Tuesday, September 4, at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

Sentencing has been deferred on the teenager for the underage sex offence until after his trial.