A woman who had s*x with her best friend’s 12-year-old son and then gave birth to his baby has been jailed for at least three years.
According to Metro UK, the 40-year-old woman began an amorous relationship with the 12-year-old after she started driving him and her daughter to school and developed feelings for him.
The pair were said to have had unprotected s*x once a week over a five-month period.
The woman, whose name was withheld, pleaded guilty at Victoria County Court in Melbourne, Australia, to the persistent s*xual abuse of a child under the age of 16.
“You failed to recognise that your feelings for the boy were completely inappropriate.
“You commenced and continued an abusive s*xual relationship,” a judge said to the accused.
Meanwhile, the woman gave birth to a girl in May last year. It was gathered that the boy’s mother, who was best friends with the woman, even visited in hospital – completely ignorant of the fact that her 12-year-old son was the father.
However, during the hearing of the case, the boy’s mother, bitterly described to the court how her son’s childhood was callously taken away, further narrating the ordeals the 12-year-old has to go through, in a bid to adjust to fatherhood.
Anyone can be sexually assaulted, no matter the age, s*xual orientation, or gender identity. Boys and men who have been s*xually abused may have many of the same feelings and reactions as other survivors of s*xual assault, but may also face some additional challenges because of social attitudes and stereotypes about men and masculinity.