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Teenager admits raping girl aged 12 after Snapchat contact

A teenager has admitted raping a 12-year-old girl in Aberdeenshire.

The 17-year-old - who cannot be named for legal reasons - had made contact with the schoolgirl through Snapchat.

The High Court in Glasgow heard the first offender agreed to start a relationship with the girl and they had sex.

Her parents found out and police were contacted. Sentence was deferred. A person under 16 cannot consent to a sexual activity in Scots law.

Mutual acquaintance

Prosecutor Bernard Ablett said: "The complainer is a schoolgirl and was 12 at the time of the offences.

"They became known to one another through a mutual acquaintance via Snapchat social media. As a result, over the following days, they communicated to one another, with some of the messages being of a sexual nature."

They met in June, 2016 and had sex.

The teenager was placed on the sex offenders register.

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