Our thanks to Stuart for this. An extract:
A previous hearing in April heard a tablet computer was found containing searches for “rape”, “people getting raped”, “young people getting raped”, “poor little thing getting kidnapped and raped”.
At a youth court hearing in North Shields, District Judge Roger Elsey adjourned the case for reports to be made, saying there was some “very concerning material on the tablet that was recovered”.
“That is going to have to inform the assessment of dangerousness,” he said.
The teenagers, from Tyneside, had been charged with kidnap with the intention of committing a sexual offence but this was dropped after the prosecution accepted a plea to the alternative charge of kidnap.
There was a tragic well known case we all remember that involved the kidnap and murder of a toddler by two boys far younger than these girls. They were not treated lightly.
These two girls had the charge reduced to kidnap.
I wonder what their sentences will be.