21-year-old babysitter had sexual intercourse with an 11-year-old boy, receives a suspended sentence

With monotonous regularity we see cases of female sex offenders not being held properly accountable for their crimes, even when their victims are children.

Our thanks to a number of people for sending us links to this, a particularly outrageous example of leniency shown towards a female sex offender. The start of the article:

A babysitter who had sex with an 11-year-old boy she was supposed to be looking after has been spared jail after the child’s father defended her.

A court heard that the boy was ‘sex mad’ and ‘sees it as a notch on his belt’ to have sex with Jade Hatt, 21, who seduced him while babysitting him when he was off school for a day.

The judge gave Hatt a suspended sentence on the grounds that she was ‘immature’ while her victim was unusually mature, which ‘narrows the arithmetic age gap’.

Let’s see how a gender switch would read, to see the double standard:

A male babysitter who had sex with an 11-year-old girl he was supposed to be looking after has been spared jail after the child’s mother defended him.

A court heard that the girl was ‘sex mad’ and ‘sees it as a notch on her belt’ to have sex with Jim Hatt, 21, who seduced her while babysitting her when she was off school for a day.

The judge gave Hatt a suspended sentence on the grounds that he was ‘immature’ while his victim was unusually mature, which ‘narrows the arithmetic age gap’.

80,000 of the 84,000 people in prisons in the UK today are men. William Collins showed in an important article that if men were treated as leniently as women in prison sentencing terms, five out of six men in British prisons wouldn’t be there.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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