Woman Who Had Sex With Boy, 14, And Took Naked Photos Cleared Of Abusing Him

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A mum has been cleared of abuse charges after she had sex with a 14-year-old boy against a bath then posed for naked pictures.

An emotional Amanda Lockhart, 46, of Croydon, South London sobbed and thanked jurors at the Old Bailey as she was cleared of five charges of engaging a child in sexual activity after the teenager claimed she had forced him to have sex with her on three different occasions telling the court he thought she might ‘beat him up’ if he refused her advances.

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Lockhart admitted having sex with him in a bathroom – but said he had jumped on her after showing him a passport which said he was 17 and the jury rejected the boy’s account after deliberating for nearly six hours.

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During the trial, the boy claimed Lockhart made him touch her legs while they were alone together in a car in December 2013. He went on to say that on January 20 Lockhart got him on his own and molested him and then two days later she cornered him when he was alone in the bedroom and gave him oral sex.

The following day Lockhart admits that she had sex with the boy in a bathroom. She described the events, telling the court she was in a kitchen when he came up and started kissing her. She said she told him to stop because he was ‘just a boy’ but he went upstairs and got his passport.

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She told the jury:

The date of birth looked like June 1996. I thought he was 17. He grabbed me. He started shoving his hands down my top. With one hand he had already taken my bra off. He started squeezing me so hard I yelped.

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She claims the boy pleaded with her to go to the bathroom with him and led her upstairs, pulling off her top, telling her to get undressed and taking off all his clothes. Lockhart said when they were naked in the bathroom he took three pictures of her.

If he was underage and I knew that, it was hardly likely I was going to give him photos. It would be a bit mental,” she said. “He started doing it with me and that was it. I never threatened him. I was always really nice to him,” she said tearfully on the witness stand.