Ipswich teen faces child sex charges

A teenager is today facing charges relating to sex offences against two 13-year-old girls and a 14-year-old.

A teenager is today facing charges relating to sex offences against two 13-year-old girls and a 14-year-old.

Scott McGregor-Gill, of Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, is accused of one count of penetrative sexual activity with a 13-year-old female.

The 19-year-old also is also facing two charges of meeting 13-year-old girls following sexual grooming over the internet and a further charge of causing or inciting a girl aged 14 to engage in sexual activity.

McGregor-Gill made his first court appearance on the charges before Great Yarmouth magistrates yesterday. All the accusations relate to alleged offences in Norfolk.


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The penetrative sexual activity offence is said to have taken place between September 1 and November 4 last year.

The teenager is accused of grooming the two 13-year-olds through social internet sites Facebook and Bebo, and through MSN messenger.

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It is claimed that one of the grooming offences took place between January 1 and November 4, while the other charge is alleged to have happened between October 1 and December 24.

The remaining offence of causing or inciting a 14-year-old to engage in sexual activity is said to have occurred between October 1 and December 24.

During yesterday's hearing magistrates heard that McGregor-Gill's father, who was in the public gallery, was a serving police officer. He is believed to be based in Ipswich.

Magistrates remanded McGregor-Gill in custody until January 19, when he will appear for a preliminary hearing at Norwich Crown Court.

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