SWINDON, United Kingdom – A woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with a boy she was babysitting will not go to jail for the crimes.
She also is banned from having unsupervised contact with young boys for two years.
Hatt was supposed to be babysitting the 11-year-old boy when the sexual encounter happened.
Prosecutors say the boy was laying down and Hatt sat on top of him and began taking off their clothes.
The boy’s father spotted a ‘love bite’ on the boy’s neck and found texts from Hatt, which is when he called police.
Hatt’s defense attorney says his client was immature for her age, but the boy was very advanced.
The victim’s father defended Hatt, providing a statement to her attorneys about the incident.
“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,” the man was quoted as saying to the defense.
Judge Tim Mousley QC said the father’s statements made a profound mark on the case, allowing him to step outside the usual sentencing guidelines.
“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,” the judge said. “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.”
The NSPCC said the judge’s comments ‘confirmed’ the incorrect view that child sex abuse on a boy by a woman is ‘somehow less serious’ than on a girl by a man.