Facebook groomer Kegan Cole attacked schoolgirl in Beverley park
A SEX attacker groomed a Beverley schoolgirl on Facebook and indecently assaulted her in a park.
Kegan Cole, 20, sexually assaulted the 15-year-old girl after luring her to a park in Beverley.
The girl only managed to escape her ordeal by kicking Cole in the face and running away.
Cole was finally caught when the girl's friend forced him to confess on Facebook.
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His mother Susan spoke up for her son in court, insisting he had made a mistake.
She said: "It has been a very sad time for him. It most definitely has been a salutary lesson."
Hull Crown Court heard Cole had befriended the girl and her friends three weeks before he attacked the teenager. He convinced her to meet him in at Mudhill Park, near Wilberforce Crescent, close to St John's Primary School, one evening last November.
Prosecutor Nick Adlington said: "There had been contact between them via Facebook and she had accepted him as a friend on Facebook.
"As a result of that contact, they finally agreed to meet at Mudhill Park."
Cole, of Dog and Duck Lane in Beverley, chased after the girl when she ran away from him but she insisted she wanted nothing more to do with him.
She told her friend, who was then contacted by Cole on Facebook the next day. The second girl convinced Cole to confess to his attack on her friend before showing his online confession to police.
Mr Adlington said: "Cole contacted the girl's friend on Facebook the following night.
"In the course of that conversation, he made admissions as to what had occurred the previous evening and that he knew her age."
Cole told the police he had contacted the 15-year-old teenager on Facebook three weeks earlier, admitting she had told him she was only 15.
He claimed she had "done all the running".
Cole admitted sexually assaulting a young girl under 16 on November 14.
He has been given a two-year community order and a supervision order for two years.
Cole was also given a five-year restraining order and ordered to sign the sex offenders register.
Judge Mark Bury decided not to send Cole to jail as he had already served 12 months on remand.
The judge said: "Be under no illusion, this is a serious offence but you have, in the end, pleaded guilty.
"There are a number of reasons why I'm not going to send you to prison today.
"You are still a young man, you have pleaded guilty, you have no convictions of this type recorded against you.
"Most importantly, you have been in custody for the equivalent of 12 months.
"If there is any breach of this order, you can be resentenced and the likelihood is you will be sentenced to a custodial term."