A teenage girl admitted to having a relationship with an underage girl, a court heard.
Robyn Floyd, who was 18 at the time, met the young girl at a bus stop and subsequently began a relationship with her.
Richard Thatcher, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court: “The defendant accepts and acknowledges that the complainant was 13 at the time of the commencement of this activity although initially she believed the girl to be 15.
“The relationship lasted a few months. The extent of it was that they would hug, hold hands and kiss.
“The relationship came to an end in November 2015. This defendant had booked a hotel room in Grantham. She intended to stay there with the girl but that never occurred.”
Later a complaint was made to police which resulted in Floyd being arrested.
Mr Thatcher said ”She accepted she had been in a relationship with the girl. She said she loved the girl and was sexually attracted to her.”
Floyd, now 21, of Wellfield Lane, South Witham, admitted a charge of sexually activity with a child.
She was given a 12 month community order with a 30 day rehabilitation activity requirement. She was also placed on the sex offenders register for five years and given a five year sexual harm prevention order.
Karen Walton, in mitigation, said that a psychology report into Floyd showed that at the time of the offence she was very immature and behaved like a much younger girl.
“She was very much younger in maturity than her age at the time which was 18.”
Judge Andrew Easteal, passing sentence, told Floyd: “The reason the law that you breached exists is not simply to protect children from adults. It is also to protect children from themselves.
“This felt like a relationship to you. It felt like a relationship to her but it should not have been. She was simply too young.
“The actual sexual activity between you consisted of no more than hugging, kissing and holding hands. It didn’t go any further.”