1. A pregnant mum-to-be discovered her partner was a convicted paedophile while cleaning his wardrobe.
— The Sun (@TheSun) January 30, 2017
Lorna-May Anslow was just 16 years old and 16 weeks pregnant when she discovered her boyfriend – and the father of her baby – had been charged with having sexual activity with an underage girl.
Anslow met Joseph Johnson in 2014, then 21, and four months later, discovered she was pregnant. The couple had just moved into his mother’s home when she found secret paperwork while cleaning out his wardrobe.
“I pulled the papers out and started to look through them. What I saw made me feel sick to my stomach,” she told The Sun.
The papers revealed text messages between her boyfriend and a 14-year-old girl, sent a few months before the couple had met. She also found Johnson had been charged with having sexual activity with an underage girl.
When he attended court a few months later, he was found guilty and received a three-year community order with a five-year sexual offences prevention order. Johnson was also placed on the sex offenders register for five years.
Anslow said the conviction made her feel “sick”.
“The idea that Joseph was a paedophile in the eyes of the law went around and around in my head for the following few weeks,” she told The Sun.
She ended the relationship one month later, deciding it was best for the “safety of my unborn child”.
After the birth of her daughter, Anslow found Johnson had been leaving comments on an underage teenage girl’s Instagram photos.
She called the police, and Anslow was convicted for breaching his ban and handed a 12-month suspended sentence.