A teenager testified in a St. John's court on Tuesday that journalist Kevin Kelly talked to her about his sex life and wanted to know about hers.

Kelly, the former senior editor at the Newfoundland Herald and a former judge of the Miss Teen Newfoundland and Labrador pageant, is charged with luring a girl under the age of 16 over the internet.

The girl testified on Tuesday that she was doing some modelling when Kelly, who did some work at a modelling agency, got in touch with her on Facebook about advancing her career.

She said the conversations started off innocent, but he would later tell her she had a nice chest and legs. 

The girl said he asked her if she was a virgin, and he wanted " ... to know what it would be like to kiss me."

She said when she showed the messages to her parents and they contacted police, she got scared and deleted them.

However, a concerned friend of hers had gone into the girl's account and used an iPad to take screen shots of the exchanges and kept them.

The alleged victim also testified that in one message the court doesn't have, Kelly told her that when he was having sex with his girlfriend, he was thinking about her.