Mum-of-three, 27, who filmed herself having sex with boy, 14, is jailed

Jimmy Nsubuga
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Sophie Hindmarch has been jailed for more than two years. (Police)
Sophie Hindmarch has been jailed for more than two years. (Police)

A mum-of-three, 27, who filmed herself having sex with a boy, 14, has been jailed.

Sophie Hindmarch had exchanged messages with the victim on Snapchat in 2019, eventually leading to sexualised images and videos being swapped, Carlisle Crown Court heard.

She had sex with the boy at her home after telling him, “you've left your lighter upstairs”.

Mobile phone footage was also taken of one of the incidents.

Hindmarch, from Penrith, Cumbria, was eventually exposed when the teenager told his father about the incidents.

On Friday, she was sentenced to two years and nine months at Carlisle Crown Court for nine counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a boy aged 13 to 15 in 2019.

Hindmarch had initially denied the charges to police but pleaded guilty at a hearing on 8 March.

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Sophie Hindmarch was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court, (Google Maps)
Sophie Hindmarch was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court. (Google Maps)

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The victim’s father said he was worried about how Hindmarch’s actions would impact his son.

"I am worried about [him] once this is all over. Clearly this has affected him," he said in an impact statement.

Judge Andrew Jefferies QC said Hindmarch had “sought comfort in a wholly inappropriate place” after being the victim of domestic violence in her previous relationship.

She was diagnosed with a complex post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the abuse she suffered.

Hindmarch will serve half her sentence in prison and half released on license.

She was also given an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Detective Constable Emma Armstrong added: “Hindmarch initially denied the offences in interview before pleading guilty at court. She was aware that what she was doing was wrong, telling the victim to delete messages between them.

“I would urge anyone who has been subject to offences of this nature to come forward, you will be believed and any report will be dealt with professionally and sensitively.”

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