A mum who twice had sex with a 14-year-old boy has been cleared of abuse – after claiming she believed he was over 18.
Kimberly Abell, 33, lured the child into a sexual encounter in front of his friend after getting drunk at a party, a court heard.
When the boy’s mum reported the incident to police months later, Abell was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child.
After a trial at Warwick Crown Court she was found not guilty of both charges yesterday.
Jurors heard Abell, of Coventry, admitted having sex with the boy at the party in July 2016, but claimed she believed he was over 18.
Prosecutor Steven Bailey said: “The adults had a few drinks, and the defendant had more than a few drinks.
“She told the police she had had half a bottle of vodka and half a bottle of Disaronno liqueur and some shots.
“Whether what she did that night was something she found easier to do because she was drunk, you will have to decide…Continue Reading