Court ac­tion after ad­mis­sion to fam­ily

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AN un­cle and niece had two chil­dren to­gether after form­ing a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship.

De­tails of the in­cest have emerged as the pair were taken to court after com­ing clean to their fam­ily.

Stoke-on-trent Crown Court heard the man and woman, who are both from North Stafford­shire but can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, were a cou­ple for years and even had chil­dren to­gether.

Prose­cu­tor Robert Price said the male de­fen­dant was the brother of the fe­male de­fen­dant’s mum.

After ini­tially deny­ing the al­le­ga­tions, the cou­ple came clean when con­fronted by rel­a­tives and the au­thor­i­ties.

The court heard the woman’s fa­ther was left ‘to­tally shocked’ and ‘could not un­der­stand it’.

The pair, who are no longer a cou­ple but still live in the area, pleaded guilty to hav­ing sex with an adult rel­a­tive.

Judge David Fletcher sen­tenced both de­fen­dants, who have no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, to a 12-month com­mu­nity or­der with su­per­vi­sion.

The man was or­dered to com­plete 40 hours’ un­paid work, and the woman was made the sub­ject of a six-week cur­few from 11pm to 8am.

Both were placed on the sex of­fend­ers’ regis­ter for five years.

SEN­TENC­ING: Stoke-on-trent Crown Court.

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