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Telford ‘bully’ locked up for sex offences against girl, 13

By Deborah Hardiman | Telford | Crime | Published:

A “bully” from Telford has been sentenced to youth detention for 28 months for having sex with a schoolgirl.

Kyle Lindo, 20

Kyle Manwell Lindo was 17 when he met up with the girl, aged 13, on or around July 24, 2016 after befriending her on social media.

He was sentenced at Shrewsbury Crown Court after previously admitting three counts relating to sex offences with a young girl.

Prosecuting barrister Mr Steven Bailey said there was nothing to suggest that the meeting was not consensual. He said the matter came to light two months later and was disclosed by the girl's school to police.

When Lindo, of Sunningdale, Hadley, Telford, was arrested their mobile phones were seized and suggestive messages between them were found.

After initially denying any wrongdoing Lindo pleaded guilty to the offences at a hearing in July 2017.

Then on May 19 this year while he was on bail for the offences, Lindo was again arrested after he punched a 40-year-old woman resulting in her falling to the ground and suffering two black eyes and bruising.

The court heard that the woman, whom Lindo met that night, tried to kiss him and he punched her in the face twice during the encounter on a footpath near Charlecote Park, Newdale.

Lindo was found guilty of that offence following a trial by jury in October.

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Conviction

The court heard that Lindo, now 20, has a previous conviction for assault and a caution for supplying drugs both dating to 2015.

Regarding the child sex matter, barrister Mr Paul Smith, defending, said: "This was a single sexual encounter where she played her part."

Sentencing Lindo, who has been in custody since the latest arrest in May, Judge Peter Barrie said: "I have some advice for you. In your own interest you need to reflect on the way that you have been behaving and do your best to improve or you will be in more serious trouble. You are at risk of making a habit of coming here."

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"You have been behaving like a bully towards women."

For the child sex offences Lindo was detained for 28 months, made subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years and banned from working with children in future.

For the assault he was detained for four months to run consecutively and made subject to a restraining order, also for 10 years. He must serve half the term at a Young Offenders Institution before release.

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman
@Deborahh_Star

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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