Pervert pizza delivery driver, 19, who got a 14-year-old virgin PREGNANT after telling her sex was his ‘HOBBY’ is jailed for two years after a judge ruled his sentence was too lenient
- Jake Rudd met the girl when he delivered pizza to her house in the York area
- The 19-year-old driver seduced her by saying 'I love sex. It’s my hobby'
- He rang her school and asked them to let her out of class to have an abortion
- Rudd was handed a suspended sentence at York Crown Court in January
- But an Appeal Cour judge has given him two-and-a-half years in a young offenders institution
A pizza delivery driver who impregnated a 14-year-old who he met on the job has been locked up after a judge ruled his initial sentence was too lenient.
Jake Rudd, 19, met the schoolgirl on his rounds and seduced her by saying 'I love sex. It’s my hobby.'
He initially escaped with a suspended sentence but is now behind bars after a judge ruled he had groomed the child and should not be spared custody.
Jake Rudd impregnated a 14-year-old who he met on the job and has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in a young offenders' institute
Rudd even rang up the girl's school to ask if she could skip lessons so she could have an abortion.
When arrested, 55 indecent images of his victim were found on his phone.
In her statement to the court, the girl said: 'It kills me every single day to think about what I did to my baby.'
At York Crown Court in January, he was given a suspended jail sentence by a judge who told him he was 'a very fortunate young man'.
But the Solicitor-General Robert Buckland QC referred the sentence to London's Appeal Court and Rudd has now been sent to a young offender's institution for two and a half years.
York Crown Court was told Rudd sexually abused the girl despite knowing she was underage.
Prosecutor Ayesha Smart said he met his victim while delivering her pizza and after she told him he was going to be a father, he booked an appointment at the abortion clinic.
Then he tried to persuade her school to let her skip lessons so that she could attend, but the school was suspicious, and refused to let her leave class.
The victim later had an abortion.
Rudd, of York, admitted four charges of sexual activity with a child and one of possessing indecent images of a child.
He spent 23 days in jail before he was sentenced. Nicholas Rooke, mitigating, said he had found this 'very difficult indeed' and it had been a 'wake-up call for him'.
He was 'immature for his age'. He now had new employment and his employer was willing to keep him on, the barrister added.
He was given an eight-month prison sentence suspended for two years on condition he commits no more offences, does 20 days' rehabilitative activities and goes on a sex offender treatment programme.
Judge Paul Worsley QC said no-one of the girl's age should be put into a situation where they have to have an abortion.
He said: 'It was purely your selfish sexual drive that got her in that situation,'. Of the appointment at the abortion clinic, the judge told him: 'You were simply protecting your own selfish ends.'
Rudd was also made subject to a life-time sexual harm prevention order restricting contact with children and put on the sex offenders' register for ten years.
But overturning the original sentence, Lord Justice Davis said Rudd's crimes involved 'grooming and planning'.
At York Crown Court (pictured) in January, he was given a suspended jail sentence by a judge who told him he was 'a very fortunate young man'
'This sentence was unduly lenient,' concluded the judge, sitting with Mr Justice Holroyde and Judge Christopher Kinch QC.
'The gravity of this overall offending was and is simply too serious to justify a sentence which is anything other than an immediate custodial sentence.'
Det Con Peter Cooper, of York Serious Crime Team, said: 'There is no doubt that this is a case of child sexual exploitation, and it will not be tolerated.
'During the investigation, Rudd has had repeated warnings due to him harassing the victim despite his bail conditions, which he blatantly disregarded.
'The case must act as a clear message to any other adults who act in a similar manner towards young, vulnerable people - they will face the force of the law.
'The victim has shown courage and maturity throughout the investigation, and I hope she can now move forward with her life.'