Woman sentenced for sex with boy

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Published: Monday 23rd March 2015 by The News Editor

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A married woman who bedded a schoolboy less than half her age may face jail when she is sentenced today.

Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard that Kelly Jane Richards had full sex with the 15-year-old in 2012.

The 36-year-old had originally denied seducing the teen but pleaded guilty earlier this month to engaging in sexual activity with a child.

Richards, of Mountain Ash, south Wales, broke down in tears as the single charge was put to her.

The court heard the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to pursue another charge against the defendant but that it would ”remain on file”.

Despite being told Richards had no previous convictions, Judge Richard Twomlow said the offence was a ”serious matter”.

He added: ”I will reserve judgment on the matter for myself and I will take into account all the facts. All sentencing options remain open.”

Published: Monday 23rd March 2015 by The News Editor

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