Teenage boy ‘given drugs by mother-of-three Caroline Lea to keep him awake for sex’ with her

Victim says he was “shocked” and pushed Lea away when she first tried to kiss him - but then “changed my mind because I'm a lad”

A 15-year-old boy was given drugs by a 36-year-old mother-of-three to keep him awake for sex, a court has heard.

Caroline Lea is said to have slept with the youngster on a regular basis for several months before he said he realised he needed to find a girlfriend of his own age.

The defendant, from Blackpool, Lancashire, is also accused of taking part in a threesome with another 15-year-old complainant and his young friend, as well as allegedly sexually touching a third boy of the same age.

Lea denies committing any sexual offences and told police that the threesome allegation was “nonsense”.

A jury at Preston Crown Court today heard evidence from her accusers including a youth who said Lea initiated their first sexual encounter by inviting him to her bedroom to watch a film.

In his police interview, the complainant said he was “shocked” and pushed Lea away on her bed when she tried to kiss him but then “changed my mind because I'm a lad”.

He said the defendant performed oral sex on him before they had intercourse in several positions.

He said: “We did everything really. Everything you name, everything she wanted to do.”

The interviewing detective asked him: “What ended that first sexual encounter?”

Child abuse going 'undetected'

The teenager replied: “We stopped because we were tired.”

The sexual relationship continued as he stayed over at her former home in the resort, the court was told.

He added: “Sometimes I was a bit tired and she would give me speed (amphetamines) to stay awake.”

He said the defendant was usually sober during sex except for one occasion.

Asked what made him decide to stop the alleged relationship, he said: “Because it was wrong, because I'm 15.

”I have a life ahead of me. I have got to go out and get a girlfriend of my own age.“

He said he also listened to the advice of his friends who told him the defendant was ”ruining“ his life.

Lea, of Clifton Drive, denies seven counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child on various dates between December 2013 and March 2014.

She has also pleaded not guilty to one count of allowing her home to be used for smoking cannabis and a separate count of supplying amphetamines, a Class B drug, to another.

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