Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

American Tourist Groomed And Abducted Cornish Schoolgirl

PirateFM news logo wide
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

6:48am 8th October 2014
(Updated 6:48am 8th October 2014)

An American tourist abducted a Cornish schoolgirl after grooming her online.

David Telles has admitted flying over to meet the fourteen year old, then taking her to a hotel in Exeter.

The pair had swapped a series of messages over the net before the 38 year old flew in from his home in Peasanton, California.

Police launched a four day search when the girl was reported missing from her home in Launceston. They found her after raiding a hotel near Exeter airport.

The judge has warned him he is facing a prison sentence next month after pleading guilty to grooming, abduction and sexual activity with a child.

Judge Francis Gilbert said: "He will be receiving a sentence of such length he will be deported automatically when he is released."

Three Things to Tell your Children About Online Grooming...

Experts say there are some simple messages to make sure our children stay safe online:

  • Explain that personal information (name, address, phone number, school, arrnagements for meeting with friends etc.) should never be given out online to anyone the child doesn't know offline.
  • Explain that once a picture has been posted online it can be copied and shared with other people if you delete it. That means being careful about the sort of photographs and information that gets put up.
  • Explain that some people lie online and that it is never too late to tell someone if something happens that makes them feel uncomfortable.
6:48am 8th October 2014

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
rugby stadium

PHOTOS: Cornish Pirates' Future Tied To Stadium

Club calls Stadium for Cornwall 'vital'

wedding

WATCH: Millions Watch Paralysed Cornish Woman's Wedding

Carly Taylor has appeared on ITV's Extraordinary Weddings

Most read
mannequin challenge 1

WATCH: Firefighter's Death Sparks Mannequin Challenge

Cornish crews staged this video as a road safety warning

police line

BREAKING: One Person Cut Free After Crash

It closed stretch of A30 near Bodmin, sparking long delays

Top articles

BREAKING: One Person Cut Free After Crash

Cornwall News: It closed stretch of A30 near Bodmin, sparking long delays

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Ipswich: Teenager charged with murder of two men

National News: A 17-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a man and a teenager in Ipswich, Suffolk Police has said.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Patti Smith forgets lines while performing Bob Dylan Nobel tribute

Showbiz News: Patti Smith has given a stumbling performance of Bob Dylan's A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall at a gala ceremony for Nobel laureates.

Two blasts outside Istanbul stadium 'kill at least 13'

World News: At least 13 people have been killed in two explosions outside a football stadium in Istanbul, it has been claimed.

Badminton and wheelchair rugby among sports to lose Olympic funding

Sports News: Archery, badminton, fencing, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby will not get funding in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics.

Putin shows no puppy love for Japan's attempt at dog diplomacy

Strange News: Russia appears to have snubbed a Japanese attempt at dog diplomacy by declining the gift of a puppy for President Vladimir Putin at a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Newer article

Weapons And Drugs Seized In Car Spot Checks

Cornwall News: Police hold three day operation around Saltash and Tamar Bridge

Older article

Flu Jab Warning

Cornwall News: Pregant women, toddlers and people with underlying health issues are urged to take up the vaccine

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.