Jason Hamon (33) was sent to prison for 18 months after he admitted having unlawful sex with the 14-year-old schoolgirl during a four-month relationship when he was 30 years old in 2001.He also admitted procuring a 15-year-old girl to commit an act of gross indecency with him between February and May 2002, after he had already been questioned and denied the allegation of unlawful sex.But during the court hearing it was revealed that the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has since renewed her relationship with Hamon and has been visiting him in prison every day he has been on remand.The couple met in February 2001 and within a week the relationship had become sexual, Crown Advocate Conrad Yates told the court.
‘He would pick her up in his car and go for drives in the countryside,’ he added.When the girl became pregnant the relationship ended and she had an abortion, after which her parents informed the police of the couple’s relationship.After being questioned about the matter and denying it to investigating officers, Hamon met a 15-year-old girl through a friend and committed an act of gross indecency with her after he had again taken her for a drive into the countryside, Advocate Yates said.
‘He appeared to prey on young and vulnerable girls and would send them affectionate text messages and tell them he loved them.’The court also heard Hamon had told the girls that he was in his early 20s and he believed them to be aged 16 or 17.
The Crown moved for a sentence of 18 months.Advocate Rebecca Juste, defending, said that her client did not prey on young girls and had actually developed a relationship with the first victim.
She said he was extremely remorseful for his actions and was not aware of the ages of the two teenagers.Delivering the court’s sentence, the Bailiff, Sir Philip Bailhache, who was sitting with Jurats Le Brocq and Bullen, said that the court had taken into account the references from his employers and the letter from the accused.’But we grant the conclusions of the Crown and hope the defendant can take advantage of the counselling available to him while he is in prison,’ said Sir Philip.