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British Woman Sentenced for Grooming 13-Year-Old Boy in Heterosexual Sex

Sunday May 15, 2022

Lucy Hambley
Lucy Hambley  (Source:Cornwall Live)

A 40-year old British woman pleaded guilty in a sentencing hearing for having "befriended a 13-year-old boy and plied him with alcohol and cigarettes before going on to force him to have sex with her," reports the website Cornwall Live.

"The behavior of Lucy Hambley, 40, left the victim making attempts to end his own life," the website adds.

"Hambley appeared at Truro Crown Court for sentence having pleaded guilty to four charges of sexual activity with a child. Prosecuting the case, Heather Hope described how the victim and Hambley first met when he found her doing work in her garden. He offered to help her and that started what he believed was a friendship."

The prosecutor added: "On one occasion there was a sleepover and everything was fine. But next time she said, 'I wish I had you in my bedroom'. She offered to look after him and got him into drinking and smoking even though he didn't enjoy it."

After four weeks, Hope said the relationship changed when Hambley began treating the unnamed victim as an adult.

"He confided in her that he was gay and she walked him into the bedroom and said she was going to prove he was straight before snogging him on the bed."

Cornwall Live continues: "Miss Hope described how the following week it progressed into full sex, with Hambley getting on top of the victim. Miss Hope added: 'She didn't put a condom on him and told him she wanted to get pregnant by him which scared him. She smacked him for playfighting. She would offer him alcohol and tobacco to go round.'"

The circumstances came to light when a neighbor went to complain about the noise coming from Hambley's house and found the the couple in a state of undress. The neighbor reported the incident to Childline, a British website dedicated to reporting incidents of abuse.

The report continues: "Teachers had noticed a downturn in the victim's behavior at school and he eventually confided in his mother and a youth center worker telling them what happened. In a victim impact statement the teenager spoke of attempting to end his life. He said: 'I can't go one day without crying and she has destroyed me and my self-worth. I feel useless, worthless and stupid,' " writes Cornwall Live.

"Sentencing Hambley, Judge Anna Richardson went through how Hambley began by grooming the victim, before sexualizing the relationship and repeatedly taking him to the bedroom, lying him on the bed and coaching him through intercourse."

She said: "You told him not to tell anyone and repeatedly contacted him by phone to request he visited you. You showed him naked pictures of yourself you posted on dating sites and this all happened regularly. He didn't want to see you but you continued to pursue him."

"In mitigation, Hambley's lawyer Rupert Taylor spoke of how Hambley has no previous convictions and entered early guilty pleas. He said: 'She is ashamed of her behaviour. She was lonely and unhappy and suffering from anxiety and depression.' "

"Hambley was jailed for seven and a half years and was in tears as she left the dock."