Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

,CyShe Acted in Mature Way'; Man Speaks of Sex Acts with Girl, 14

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

,CyShe Acted in Mature Way'; Man Speaks of Sex Acts with Girl, 14

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Byline: Emily Blatchford

A MAN charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl said he thought she was at least 17 or 18, the Gladstone District Court heard yesterday.

In a videotaped interview with police, the man said the girl's attitude, clothing and body shape led him to assume that she was older than she was.

C[pounds sterling]The way she acted, she seemed mature,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]She dresses as if she wants to be an outgoing girl.

C[pounds sterling]She has big breasts, she's chilled out, her maturity level Co I just thought she was that age.C[yen]

The man admitted to fondling the girl on two different occasions, as well as performing oral sex on her and having sexual intercourse in the front seat of his car.

C[pounds sterling]But I didn't force myself onto her or anything. It was a mutual thing,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]Normally I go for older girls.C[yen]

The incidents took place on October 23 and 24, 2006, when the man was 22. …

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