Man is jailed for underage sex

A man has been jailed for having sex with an underage girl and threatening a youth with a machete type knife.

Tommy Elwick (20) was on bail for the sex offences when, “steamed up” about some minor incident in the street, he grabbed an 18-inch knife and went round to the youth’s flat in Whitby wearing a balaclava.

Elwick tipped the knife back as if going to use it saying “I should cut you up.”

The terrified youth tried to grab it and slammed the door as Elwick fled.

In a separate incident on April 16 last year, Elwick, 18 at the time, had sex with a teenage girl at a party and allowed her to perform a lewd act on him.

York Crown Court heard although the girl initiated the encounter and had a “crush” on Elwick, she was under the age of consent.

Elwick, of Auckland Way, Whitby, appeared in court for sentence on Monday after admitting the two sex offences and two further charges of affray and carrying a bladed article.

Prosecutor Paul Abrahams said Elwick told police when he committed the sex offences he was “battered” on a cocktail of cannabis, ecstasy and alcohol.

He added that Elwick had previous convictions for 18 offences including assault, criminal damage and carrying an air weapon while trespassing.

Defence barrister Michael Bosomworth said Elwick was an immature man severely traumatised by the death of his father when he was 12 years’ old and only intended to scare the youth with the knife.

Judge Neil Davey jailed Elwick for 12 months for both sex offences and the knife incident.

He put him on the sex offenders’ register for seven years and imposed a restraining order banning him from contacting the youth he threatened.