Sex offender jailed for preying on girl aged 13

Nathan Rutter. Jailed for seven years, eight months for sex offences against a 13 year old girl.
Nathan Rutter. Jailed for seven years, eight months for sex offences against a 13 year old girl.

A pervert who got a 13-year-old girl pregnant during a secret sexual relationship has been given an extended prison sentence of more than seven years.

Nathan Rutter, 30, was jailed after a court heard how he continues to pose a serious danger of committing sex offences against children in the future.

Leeds Crown Court heard Rutter started the relationship with the girl in October 2014 when she was only 13 and had sex with her on many occasions over the next 10 months.

Sophie Drake, prosecuting, told the court Rutter was controlling towards to the youngster.

She became pregnant but told her family that the father of the child was a 15-year-old boy.

The girl eventually told her school teacher the truth and police were contacted.

The court heard the girl had the pregnancy terminated.

Rutter, of Ash Crescent, Stanley, Wakefield, pleaded guilty to six offences of sexual activity with a child.

The court heard he has a previous conviction for a sexual offence committed against a 15-year-old girl when he was aged 17.

A probation report stated that Rutter abused the girl for his own sexual gratification and he was assessed as posing a risk to children in the community.

Michael Greenhalgh, mitigating, said Rutter accepted he was facing a significant prison sentence.

He added that Rutter had diagnosed mental health disorders and was willing to receive treatment to prevent him from re-offending.

Rutter was told he must serve a minimum of two thirds of a jail term of four years, eight months.

Rutter will then be the subject of an extended licence period of three years, eight months.

He was told he must go on the on the sex offenders register for life.

Sentencing Rutter, judge Neil Clark said: “It is clear that this was a relationship between the two of you in which you were entirely controlling her.

“The law exists for a purpose. Teenagers are vulnerable by virtue of the age that they are.

“She was to become pregnant by you and had to suffer a termination.

“The affect of that on her has no doubt been significant.”