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A Perth-based real estate agent is facing a court trial for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
The Perth Magistrates Court heard Peter Thomas had a relationship with the teenage girl before she moved in with him in October 2015.
He was charged with 13 counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of indecent assault and six counts of possessing indecent images of a child.
The court heard he used Facebook to communicate with the young girl.
The girl’s behaviour in this case was grossly inappropriate.»»
A young person’s emotional state could be impacted adversely by their behaviour on social media.»
The girl’s behaviour in this case was grossly inappropriate.
«It was of a sexual nature, sexual touching, it was an abusive relationship.»
She was not just a minor, she was a child.
«The prosecution argued that the charges were not supported by the evidence at the trial.
Prosecutor Lisa Alder said Ms Thomas was an attractive woman who enjoyed socialising and had had no prior convictions.
Ms Thomas is due to face her first court appearance on December 15.