Married babysitter, Leah Cordice, who had illegal sex with a 13-year-old boy and gave birth to his child has now been jailed for 30 months.
She started sleeping with the boy when she was 17 at that time had initially denied the sexual activity and claimed that the teenager raped her.
In 2017, the boy she had sex with had been interviewed by police after one of Cordice’s friends sent an email to the nursery where she was working to try to blow the whistle on the affair.
Cordice had blasted the allegation as malicious and the friend was issued with a harassment warning and a penalty notice for wasting police time, the court heard.
After the boy victim’s mother later complained to the police, Cordice was arrested at her home in Windsor in July 2018 and she was later interviewed under caution, she had provided a prepared statement, denying any sexual contact with the boy.
She reportedly denied that the victim was the father of her child but was forced to take a DNA test which showed,’ with a probability of 14 million times more likely than not, that the 13-year-old boy was the father.’
Cordice faced a two-week trial at Reading Crown Court, following which a jury convicted her of one multiple-incident count of sexual activity with a child which took place when she was 17.
For the one multiple-incident count, Judge Clarke sentenced Cordice to 30 months detention in a Young Offenders’ Institution and said she would be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 10 years. She will also have to sign into the Sex Offenders Register
How she had illegal sex with the 13 year old
At one occasion, Leah Cordice seduced the teenager by pulling down his trousers and asking for sex after a drunken night out in January 2017.
As she continued her sexual relationship with the boy she kept it hidden from her husband. She also sent the teenager complimentary text messages and bought him presents of fish and chips.
The victim and Cordice both lived in the same area of Windsor and had known each other for many years before the abuse began, prosecutors said.
Cordice had been living with her husband, an apprentice mechanic who had believed he was the father and had been bringing up the little girl as his own child.