Woman, 37, admits sexual activity with boy, 14

Barbara Ellen:

do we seriously think that a female teacher sleeping
with a male pupil is on a par with a male teacher sleeping
with a girl pupil? I don’t.



20 September 2016 1:15PM

A woman wept in court as she admitted engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old boy.

Angela Gatt, 37, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today and was told she must now sign the sex offenders’ register.

Gatt had previously denied a charge of sexual activity with the child and was due to go on trial this week.

But during a short hearing this afternoon in front of Judge Barbara Forrester she changed her plea to guilty.

No details about the offence, which occurred in north Cumbria on June 21 last year, were outlined in court and Judge Forrester adjourned the case until October 18.

Gatt – a mother to two young daughters – will learn her fate on that date.

However, Judge Forrester indicated she was considering either a suspended prison term or a community order.

Background information was requested by the judge and Gatt, of Dalrymple, Ayr, was remanded on conditional bail.


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