But when you find out he isn't 16 at all, well!
Kenneth Bell, prosecuting, said the girl was 14 and Rudge was 18 when they had a sexual relationship.
He said "In March Mr Rudge was introduced to "the girl's" mother as her boyfriend.
"He said he was 16 but the mother found out he was 18.
"She became concerned and informed Social Services.
"She tried to stop the relationship to no avail and the police became involved."Mother of the year, I think you'll agree?