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Babysitter who had sex with 11-year-old boy escapes jail

Jade Hatt
Jade Hatt

A female babysitter who had sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old boy has recieved a suspended sentence in the UK.

Jade Hatt, 21, was minding the 11-year-old son of a man who she also had a sexual relationship with when the incident took place in November of last year.

The prosecution 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.

'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.'

The defence also read out a statement from the victim's father, who claimed his 11-year-old son was 'sex mad'.

'I know he told her he was 15. He looks older than his years. He is sex mad.

'He would have been fully up for this experience and in many ways sees it as a notch on his belt and is totally unaffected by it.'

 

However, Hatt escaped jail after Judge Tim Mousley decided that Hatt's immaturity along with the boy's maturity meant he interpreted the offence as less serious.

'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.'

He sentenced Hatt to six months in prison, suspended for two years, and placed her on the sex offenders register for seven years.