THE sentencing date of a teenager guilty of engaging in sexual activity with a child in Reading has been moved.

Alfie Boyd, of The Street, Englefield, was found guilty on May 15 of two counts of non-penetrative sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl in 2022.

A twelve-strong jury found the 19-year-old guilty after a three-day trial at Reading Crown Court.

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He was due to be sentenced on Friday, July 7 at the same court. However, the hearing as now been adjourned until Wednesday, August 2.

During the trial, prosecutor Jollyon Robertson said the incidents happened when the defendant was 18 and was ‘play-fighting’ with the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, before kissing her.

The pair exchanged numbers and texts were exchanged between the two where they referred to each other as ‘my king’ and ‘my princess’ before the girl referred to Boyd as her ‘boyfriend’.

Soon, the girl’s mother found out about Boyd and he was later arrested and interviewed. He told police that he believes she ‘made up the allegations’ as she ‘fancied him’ and he ‘shut her down’.

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He added that he thought she was aged 17 due to her ‘physical appearance and the way she behaved’.

Boyd was found not guilty of one count of penetrative sexual activity.