A female babysitter has escaped jail after the dad of the 11-year-old boy she had sex with told the court his son was ‘sex mad’, and saw it as another ‘notch on his belt’.
Jade Hatt, 21, was babysitting the youngster when she stripped off, removed his clothes, straddled him, and had sexual intercourse, The Mirror reports.
The boy’s dad defended Hatt in court, describing her as immature, and saying his son ‘was fully up for the experience’. But the court heard that after the incident, which lasted 45 seconds, the boy said he hadn’t enjoyed it as he knew it was wrong.
Hannah Squire, prosecuting, told Swindon Crown Court:
The defendant was friends with the boy’s father, with whom she had had a brief sexual relationship.
He would ask her to babysit; she had babysat his 11-year-old son on six or seven occasions. On one of those occasions this offence took place.
The boy’s dad found out about the incident and the police were called.
Hatt’s defence lawyer, Rob Ross, told the court she didn’t operate at the level of a 20-year-old, and that the victim was advanced for his years. He described his client as a vulnerable person who had had a hard upbringing.
When passing sentence, Judge Tim Mousley QC said:
Having read everything before me, it was quite clear he was a mature 11-year-old and you were an immature 20-year-old so that narrows the arithmetic age gap between you.
I have read the comments of the boy’s father to the police where he doesn’t consider you a typical 20-year-old.
I have also read what he has said about the effect on the victim.
After pleading guilty Hatt was given a six month jail sentence suspended for two years. She must also register as a sex offender for seven years and was given a sexual harm prevention order which bans her from unsupervised contact with young boys for two years.