Jail For Woman Who Groomed Schoolboy For Sex

22/07/2013 13:18 | Updated 22 May 2015

A 22-year-old woman has been jailed for two years after seducing a boy of 14 on a trampoline and taking him to a hotel room for sex.

Tattooed Natalie Williams is believed to have first targeted the boy when he was just 13.

Speaking to the Mirror, the boy's outraged mother said the sentence handed down to Williams – who is now pregnant by another male – was 'disgusting'.

"My son had no chance once she got her claws into him. He thought she was his girlfriend and that their relationship was normal," she said.

"She groomed him. She took him into her confidence and took away his virginity. It changed a decent lad into someone we hardly knew. People think of sexual predators as men who prey on vulnerable women or children – it's hard to imagine a young woman being a paedophile but that's what she is."

"I think the sentence is disgusting. It's not long enough. His life has completely fallen apart and she will be out in a year or so. That sort of sentence amounts to nothing for what she has taken from him. His life has been ruined by what she did."

"Her pregnancy looked like an deliberate plan to avoid being sent to prison. I'm so glad the judge saw through it," she added.

Teesside crown court was told that Williams 'preyed' on the schoolboy and paid for a hotel room for them to meet in, using a debit card stolen from his family. They ran up a bill of more than £1,000, which caused the offences to come to light when his parents noticed the payments on their bank statements.

In court, Williams claimed that the schoolboy had 'pestered' her for sex. Judge Simon Bourne-Arton rejected this, and told the mum-to-be that she was the driving force behind the liaisons, and that she had failed to 'appreciate' the impact of her actions.

Judge Bourne-Arton also told tattooed Williams that her pregnancy did not prevent her from being imprisoned, because a man who preyed on a young girl in the same way would also be sent down.

"The law sets out to protect those that are under the age of consent, whether they are boys or girls, from those who would take advantage of their youth," the judge told her. "They are not to be preyed upon by those who are older than them, and certainly over the age of consent, and that is why these are very serious offences."

Williams, of Darlington, County Durham, admitted three charges of sexual activity with a child, attempted sexual touching, fraud and handling stolen goods.

The court ordered for her to be put on the sex offenders' register for 10 years, and banned her from working with children for life.


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