Convicted for having sex with an 11-year-old boy, babysitter Jade Hatt, 21, says she’s lost her confidence and self-esteem since the court case.
She was sentenced to a six-month jail term suspended for two years with supervision. She was also required to register as a sex offender for seven years.
Talking to Swindon 24 earlier today, Jade told us that she been “assaulted, threatened and verbally abused” since her case was heard and then reported in the press.
She went on to say: “I have lost my self-esteem and confidence” and was not sleeping due to worrying about what is going to happen to her.
“No one understands how this is affecting me”, Jade said. She went to say: “I haven’t left the house since [court]. No one is understanding what I’m going through”.
Jade tells us that she will not be attending London High Court in December, for a hearing to access whether the original sentencing was too lenient. She says this is because of assaults, threats and verbal abuse she’s received since her sentencing.
British judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, Dame Julia Wendy Macur DBE, is set to hear the case on 8 December at 10:30am.
When asked if she was scared, she said: “I don’t know what’s gonna happen yet.
“I only got what I got as I’ve never been in trouble before”, she said when was asked if she felt her given sentence was fair. Adding: “I don’t know why they gave me that [sentence], and they are twisting my words.
“[They said] I raped him and got on top of him when I never. I am not a bad person.
“I just want my life back. I’m finding this all so hard. All I keep doing is crying and crying. I keep worrying and I’m scared about what is going to happen to me.
“This has affected me a lot. Whenever I try to leave the house, I’m threatened and abused in the street. I’m not a bad person, I’m really not. I’m trying to be strong.”