MINERA, Wales, April 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A 19-year-old man in Wales has been sentenced to six years in prison after he had sex with a 12-year-old girl multiple times, then told her to take the morning after pill to cover up the crime.
Dewi John Davies met the minor girl on Facebook in 2012, and turned their conversations increasingly sexual in nature. In time he convinced her to meet him in person, where he gave her alcohol and marijuana.
After their third and final sexual encounter in 2012, he told the child that he had used contraception but urged her to take the morning after pill in case of contraceptive failure.
Since 2011, Welsh pharmacists have been free to distribute the morning after pill free-of-charge to girls of any age without a prescription.
The preteen told a pharmacist she was 15. The age of consent in the UK is 16.
Davies' crime went unreported until he broke off all contact with the girl, who began to feel suicidal. Her mother discovered the online messages between her daughter and Davies.
Judge Philip Hughes of Mold Crown Court sentenced him to six years in prison and also made a Sexual Offenses Prevention Order that does not allow the perpetrator to contact the victim nor be alone with any other girl under the age of 16 in the future.
The conviction confirmed the worst fears of Welsh – and American – parents and pro-life advocates about selling an abortifacient form of “emergency contraception” over-the-counter.
Josephine Quintavalle, founder of Comment on Reproductive Ethics (CORE) in Wales said in 2011, if emergency contraception were offered OTC, “I don’t see how any chemist can stop a 12-year-old taking the morning after pill.”
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Last April, New York Judge Edward Korman ordered that the government must allow the sale of Plan B One-Step over the counter to girls of all ages.
American parents warned Plan B, which is produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals, would become a tool to aid child molesters or human traffickers. Pro-abortion pundits dismissed such notions as “wild-eyed craziness.”
But last November, Students for Life of America filmed a 33-year-old man purchasing Plan B at pharmacies in Ohio, Virginia, New York, and South Carolina after admitting to statutory rape. He said the pill was to to be given to his 15-year-old victim.