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Female beauty pageant judge sexually assaults a young girl after giving her alcohol

Ipswich, England:  Charlotte Holl swapped 1,200 text and social media messages with her victim, as well as giving the young girl cigarettes and alcohol.

A female beauty pageant judge who groomed a young girl with cigarettes and booze and sexually assaulted her has been spared jail.

Obsessed Charlotte Holl swapped 1,200 text and social media messages with her impressionable victim, touched her inner leg over her clothes, kissed her, and put her arm around her waist.

But Holl, 25, from Newmarket in Suffolk, was given an 18-month jail sentence suspended for two years yesterday, after she admitted four sexual assaults on a girl and being an adult who met a girl following grooming.

Prosecutor Robert Sadd told Ipswich Crown Court that Holl had no previous convictions while Duncan O'Donnell, defending, said she had been "vulnerable and immature".

He said smitten Holl was "ashamed" of her actions, adding: "Throughout these proceedings she has indicated she has been horrified by what she did.

"She acknowledged in (police) interview what she did.

"These are offences that are never going to happen again."

"She has pleaded guilty and indicated her full horror over what she has done."

Sentencing Holl Judge Rupert Overbury agreed she was vulnerable, but he told her: "It's plain to me, as it was to the probation service, you certainly did have the intention of going further than kissing."

Judge Overbury said Holl had carried out the attacks for her own "sexual satisfaction".

Messages between the two indicated Holl was thinking of living with the girl and taking her to Florida. The court also heard she groomed her victim and gave her cigarettes and alcohol.

Holl was also ordered to do 300 hours unpaid work within 12 months and given a two-year supervision requirement.

Judge Overbury also made Holl the subject of Sexual Offences Prevention Order "to protect young members of our society from you committing further offences".

The restrictions include no unsupervised contact with a child under 16 and ban Holl attending any pageant nationally where girls under 16 are performing.

She was also made subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offence Act for five years.