A mum has told how her friend seduced her 13-year-old son while babysitting him and had his baby before accusing him of rape.UK woman Leah Cordice, 20, was sentenced to 30 months in prison in May for sexual abuse of a child after she groomed and had sex with the teenage boy multiple times between 2017 and 2018.
Aged 17 at the time, she groomed the boy with free fish and chips and gave him “little treats” so he would keep the abuse quiet, The Sun reports.
She gave birth to the schoolboy’s baby, but falsely claimed he raped her.
The boy’s mum, speaking anonymously, said he has been “torn apart”.
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“Leah was a trusted friend of the family. She burst into my son’s room while I wasn’t there, while he was relaxing playing his games, and forced herself on him,” she told the Daily Star.
“She never tried it when I was at home – she knew how wrong it was. Leah is a tall woman, my son was a very small boy when the abuse began. It disgusts me.”
The mum said she defended Cordice when police first told her about the allegations.
She said her son was too scared to admit what happened and so lied to the police.
It wasn’t until a friend of hers told her that she had “become a grandma” that the boy’s mum realised what had happened.
“The room spun and I realised what she meant. Suddenly, it all clicked into place. My son admitted it straight away. (Cordice) warned him not to say anything to anyone. He was scared of her,” she said.
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After a DNA test, the boy was found to be the baby girl’s father and she has since been adopted.
The teen’s mum said he was “devastated” about not being able to see his daughter.
“Having my grandchild taken away, my son becoming a dad at such a young age – it’s been ­incredibly traumatic for us all,” she said.
“My son will now only be allowed to meet his daughter again when she’s 18. It devastated him; he had a breakdown.”
BARRAGE OF MESSAGES
During a trial, the court heard how Cordice, of Windsor, Berkshire, who was studying childcare while working at a local daycare centre, first had sex with the boy in 2017 after pulling down his trousers while he was playing video games.
They then met up twice a month for sex as Cordice would babysit the boy while his mum worked late.
She sent him a barrage of messages complaining he didn’t speak to her enough and praised his “cute” social media pictures.
Cordice would also give him £10 ($A20) to buy fish and chips and accused him of ignoring her as she vied for his attention.
One message read: “I want to talk to you. I want a conversation.
“You do not talk to me. You are always acting blunt with me. I just want our friendship back.
“Your profile picture is cute by the way. It is cute.”
Even after Cordice’s husband, Daniel Robbins, discovered what was happening and confronted the boy, the sex continued.
Daniel had at first believed Cordice’s baby was his.
On finding out, he told The Sun: “It hurts like hell. I had an amazing life.
“Everything was going so well. I had a secure job, a nice place, a good relationship and a beautiful daughter. All of a sudden, everything I cherished was taken away – my child, my wife, my home, my job.
“What do I have left? It’s heartbreaking.”
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission