A mum who had se x with a 14-year-old boy against a bath then posed for na ked pictures was charged with abusing him. She has however been cleared of the charge.
Amanda Lockhart, the 46-year-old sobbed and said ‘thank you’ to jurors after she was found not guilty of engaging a child in sexual activity today.
According to Mirror Online, the teenager claimed Lockhart, who has a son older than the boy, had forced him to have se x with her on three different occasions.
He told the court Lockhart, who is 5ft tall, might “beat him up” if he refused. Lockhart admitted having sex with him in a bathroom – but said he had jumped on her after showing him a passport which suggested he was 17.
The jury of eight men and four women rejected the boy’s account after deliberating for nearly six hours. During the trial, the boy claimed Lockhart made him touch her legs while they were alone together in a car in December 2013. Then on January 20 last year, he claimed Lockhart got him on his own and molested him.
The boy told the court: “I was scared of her. I didn’t know what she was going to do to me.”
It was also claimed Lockhart had cornered the boy on January 22 when he was alone in a bedroom and gave him oral se x.
The next day, on January 23 last year, Lockhart had se x with the boy in a bathroom. She told the court she was in a kitchen when he came in and started kissing her.
Lockhart said when she told him to stop and that he was “just a boy” he went upstairs and got his passport.
“The date of birth looked like June 1996. I thought he was 17,” she told jurors. “He grabbed me. He started shoving his hands down my top. With one hand he already taken my bra off. He started squeezing me so hard I yelped.”
Lockhart claimed the boy said “Please, please come to the bathroom and led me upstairs. He pulled my top off and started telling me to get undressed. He took off all his clothes.”
Lockhart said when they were na ked 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.
She said they had se x with her leaning up against the bath.:
“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.
Lockhart, of Croydon, South London, was cleared of five charges of engaging in s*xual activity with a child.