SWINDON, U.K.– A babysitter who had sex with an 11-year-old boy she was supposed to be looking after has been spared jail after the child’s father defended her.
The judge gave Hatt a suspended sentence on the grounds that she was ‘immature’ while her victim was unusually mature, which ‘narrows the arithmetic age gap’.
The boy’s father, who is also Hatt’s ex-lover, claimed his son was ‘fully up for this experience’ as he pleaded for the babysitter to be spared jail over the sexual encounter.
Children’s charity the NSPCC slammed the sentence, saying that the judge’s remarks ‘beggar belief’ and suggested that Hatt would have been more harshly punished if she were a man.
‘Intercourse lasted 45 seconds’
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.
“It was during the day and the boy was off school. The defendant arrived at about 11.30am. The boy was laying down, Jade Hatt sat on top of him, sat astride him, took off her clothes and removed his.
“Sexual intercourse took place. According to him it was fairly brief – about 45 seconds. She told him she enjoyed it, he said he had not as it was wrong.”
She said that the father of the boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – noticed he had a love bite on his neck and read texts that Hatt sent to the 11-year-old revealing what had happened.