Notts woman started sexual relationship with teen boy after marriage breakdown

A woman has been jailed for having a sexual relationship with an underage boy.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 2:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 2:27 pm
Lauren Swindin. Picture by Nottinghamshire police.
Lauren Swindin. Picture by Nottinghamshire police.

Lauren Swindin, 35, of Grovewood Road, Misterton, began the relationship with the teenager in 2013 after the breakdown of her marriage.

Police became involved after an anonymous tip-off in early 2014 and Swindin was arrested.

At a previous hearing Swindin pleaded guilty to two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a boy.

She was sentenced to two years and six months in jail at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday. She is also subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and is required to sign the Sex Offenders’ Register for life.

Sergeant Nathan Thomas, of Nottinghamshire police, said: "Swindin manipulated this boy into a sexual relationship, knowing full-well the legal implications of her actions.

"She now has two-and-a-half years in prison to reflect on this."

A police spokesman added: "Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Some victims mistakenly think they are to blame or fear they won't be taken seriously by police or that their integrity will be questioned. Others remain silent out of fear of repercussions from their abuser.

"We take all reports of sexual assault extremely seriously and you will be treated with sensitivity, compassion and respect. We know it will be difficult for you to call us, but you should do so in the knowledge that we can offer you professional support."

You can call police on 101.