A 24-year-old man, Stephen Nicholson, has been charged with the rape and murder of a teenager, Lucy McHugh. The case, which reportedly recovered the victim’s body from Woodland at Southampton Sports Centre on July 26.
Nicholson, is now facing two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. The other count dates back to 2012 and involves a 14-year-old girl. He is to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
Back in August, Nicholson, appeared on a video-link at Southampton Crown Court on Friday morning, pleading guilty to the charge under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa).
He also denied giving his Facebook credentials to the investigators, who wanted to look into the private messages exchanged between the two.
Judge Christopher Parker QC then jailed Nicholson for 14 months and called his excuse as “wholly inadequate” condemning victim’s claim, which said, sharing password would expose his information relating to cannabis.
Stephen Nicholson had no fixed residence and was putting up in Lucy’s home until shortly before her death. A spokesperson of Hampshire police also informed, “Detectives investigating the murder of teenager Lucy McHugh have charged a man. Adding, “Stephen-Alan Paul Nicholson, aged 24, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder, rape of a child under 13 and two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16”.
The murder is described as the incident of stabbing, which has continuously consumed lives in UK. According to a report, organized crime engulfs more lives in UK (major proportion of, which is contributed by stabbings) than terror attacks, a situation that needs to be seriously addressed.
Besides, Lucy’s mother Stacey White, sensitively expressed, that her daughter was “a smiling, content little dolly who everyone adored and cherished”. Family at loss, now eyes the worst possible punishment for Nicholson, who brutally stabbed their innocent daughter.