Paedo who convinced girls she was a boy targets another child

A paedophile who tricked girls into thinking she was a boy targeted another child, just days after being released from jail.

"Controlling and obsessive" Jordana Davidson – then just 20 – was locked up for two and a half years in 2018.

The short-haired woman, who pretended to be male, was 15 or 16 when she began a sexual relationship with her first victim.

When she was 18, the conniving predator then had sex with a 13-year-old girl, having also misled this child about her gender.

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Davidson was released from prison on May 8 last year and moved to Liverpool, where she was befriended by an adult woman.

But the woman – who didn't know about Davidson's sinister past – introduced the pervert, then 21, to her 15-year-old daughter.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Davidson is subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO), which bans her from any contact with children under the age of 16, except for contact that is inadvertent or with the "informed consent" of the child's parent or guardian.

Michael Stephenson, prosecuting, said the mum – a fellow ex-con – "took the defendant under her wing after a fashion" because she was being bullied.

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He said: "She said she had no awareness of the nature of the defendant's convictions. She thought that she had been sentenced for either drugs or some sort of violence and thought she was a fairly harmless kid, because of her youthful appearance."

The mum said Davidson met with her daughter about 10 times between May 31 and June 7, but suspected they also met in private.

Davidson later confessed to police that she and the child twice met alone, but insisted there was no physical activity between them.

On June 7, the woman was walking down the street, ahead of Davidson and her daughter, when she heard them arguing.

Mr Stephenson said: "She heard her daughter saying to the defendant 'I could get you killed' and she then told her mother 'this soft c*** said she is in love with me'.

"The defendant was crying and said she was sorry."

The police were contacted and Davidson was recalled on licence to prison.

Officers examined her mobile phone and found she and the girl exchanged 111 text messages and 121 phone calls in little over a week.

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Mr Stephenson said the girl refused to give an interview to police and expressed the view Davidson had done nothing wrong at one stage.

When interviewed in November, Davidson admitted having a "romantic attachment" to the child, and said she "considered her a girlfriend".

She claimed the girl's mum was aware of their developing relationship, but the woman denied this.

Davidson, now 22, of no fixed address but formerly of Rosehill Road, Rhyl, North Wales, admitted breaching her SHPO.

Her previous convictions are for five counts of sexual activity with a child in February 2018.

Jordana Davidson, then 20, when she was jailed for two and a half years for sexual activity with two underage girls

Thomas Sherrington, defending, conceded there had been a risk of his client forming a physical relationship with the girl.

He said: "What this appears to be is a rather warped sense of the reality of the seriousness of the situation the defendant found herself in, an inappropriate in fact relationship, with a child."

The lawyer said Davidson was remorseful and wanted to express her "sorrow and guilt".

He said: "She says how foolish she acted considering she had been released from prison some 21 days prior and was well aware of the terms of the order, but her feelings got the better of her.

"She has said to me today she feels like she will be able to get the help and assistance she needs in order to combat this behaviour now she has returned to custody."

Mr Sherrington added: "She tells me she has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and emotional distress disorder.

"She is currently on medication in prison for these mental health disorders and suspects there may be some correlation between that and her offending."

He said she had been in custody for 14 months and asked the judge to take into account the delay between her interview in November and police submitting a file to the CPS in March, for which there was "no explanation".

Judge Neil Flewitt, QC, slammed police for the "inexplicable and inexcusable" delay and said if Davidson had been sentenced in December, then the time that has passed since would have counted towards her sentence.

He said he had no doubt Davidson understood her SHPO, but "quite deliberately" flouted the order.

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The judge accepted the girl was "perfectly happy to have that contact", but added: "She wasn't old enough to make that decision for herself and she was entitled to be protected from your attention."

He said: "I entirely accept there was not in fact any physical contact between you, but given everything that I have read about you and your past offending, I have little doubt the relationship between you would have developed into a physical one, which would in time have caused serious harm to your victim, who was after all, only 15."

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Judge Flewitt told Davidson she was "relatively immature" and her personality disorders "may make it difficult for you to moderate your behaviour", as he jailed her for 14 months.

He said: "It's important that you take advantage of any courses or counselling that you're offered when in custody because if you keep committing offences of this sort, you will find yourself spending longer and longer in prison."