Shy 19 Year-Old Who Googled ‘How To Make A Friend’ & Touched Girl While Trying to Chat Faces Jail

This is one of the worst stories I’ve ever heard — some awkward kid who doesn’t know how to talk to people, trying to do it and facing sex crime charges.

A “very anxious” university student who Googled “how to make new friends” is facing jail after he touched a 17-year-old schoolgirl on the arm and waist as he was “lonely”.

Jamie Griffiths, 19, a student at Durham University, came into contact with the girl during two encounters as she walked to and from school.

…The victim, who was due to sit her mock A Levels, burst into tears during the second encounter.