Teaching assistant turned ‘fake mom’ to hide Wilko parking lot sex with 14-year-old boy
A former teaching assistant used fake personalities to conceal her sexual relationship with a teenager.
Hannah Harris tricked his victim’s parents into thinking he was seeing a girl his age while pretending to be her mother.
The 23-year-old denied having sex with the teenager in a Wilko car park, but was found guilty of sexual activity with a child at St Albans Crown Court.
She was working at a school in Hertfordshire in 2018 when she posed as the fake mum, named Olivia, to hide what she was doing.
Text messages were sent to the victim’s parents to give them the impression that their son was seeing Olivia’s daughter, named Kayla.
Both people did not actually exist and were personalities created by Harris.
Harris’ father Jason called the verdict “b*****d” and confirmed the family would appeal.
He told The Sun: “We fully support her – we’re not letting her down.
“I don’t believe what came out in court. We are currently discussing with his lawyer to appeal.
“She shouldn’t have done this job, she was too young. She was in this job because she wanted to help people, that’s what she does, she helps people.
“She’s very, very nice (and) everyone she’s ever worked for and still works for speaks of her in very glowing terms – she’s still working now.”
Harris had previously denied four counts of sexual activity with a child in 2019 and 2020, and was found not guilty on three of the four counts.
She managed to get away with her crime by impersonating two different people – named Kayla and Olivia – while talking to the boy’s parents.
Prosecutor Simon Wilshire told St Albans Crown Court: ‘Both parents believed they had spoken to Olivia on the phone and her mum had been texting.
“The names Kayla and Olivia were made up to hide the fact that they were meeting.
“The parents were actually speaking to Ms. Harris as that was the number given to them for Olivia.”
Harris, who claims to be now in a stable relationship, will return to court on March 9 but must adhere to a strict 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew until then.
She was also ordered to sign the sex offender register and told her sentence would be “inevitably custodial” by the judge.
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