London Appeal Court decides not to change Jade Hatt’s sentence

The Appeal Court in London has today decided that they will not change the sentence given to Jade Hatt, who had sex with an 11-year-old boy.

She was given a suspended sentence by Judge Tim Mousley QC, which caused public outrage and dozens of complaints.

According to the Swindon Advertiser, the victim’s mother said: “I am so angry but also so upset. I’m gobsmacked as it feels as though she has got away with it.

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“When I came here I was sure they would see just how serious this is and lock her away but I’ve lost all my faith in the justice system.

“They have not taken into account the impact this has had on my son. He is not eating properly, he can’t go to school and he can’t sleep properly.

“He was raped and if the sexes had been the other way around I have no doubt they would have issued a jail sentence.

“I am still shocked at the decision but I can’t take this any further now. I just have to be there for my son. I just want to thank everyone who has been supporting us.”