A WOMAN who had sex with a 14-year-old boy after giving him the anti-anxiety drug Xanax has been jailed.
Jamie Garrett slipped the youngster a tablet before engaging in ‘a variety of sexual acts’ with him.
The offences took place in August 2016 when Garrett, then aged 22, had been drinking, smoking cannabis and taking Xanax herself.
Before seducing the schoolboy, Garrett gave him a tablet to ‘disinhibit him’, Sheffield Crown Court (pictured above) was told.
Prosecutor Ian Goldsack said Garrett told police she had taken five or six tablets herself and ‘drunk a variety of alcoholic drinks and also smoked cannabis’. Garrett later told police she had been prescribed the Xanax by her doctor.
The boy’s mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he was ‘acutely embarrassed’ by what had happened.
Katherine Goddard, mitigating, said Garrett had learning difficulties and suffered psychological abuse as a child.
She added: ‘There hasn’t been one bright spot in the defendant’s life so far, save for her relationship with her grandfather. And that came at a price when she became a carer.’
Her grandfather has since died, leaving Garrett, now 24, alone. She admitted sexual activity with a child and supplying a controlled drug.
Jailing her for two years and five months, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said: ‘I take into account there was the use of drugs to disinhibit the boy.
‘You engaged in a variety of sexual acts with the boy. You have had a dreadful life, and have a range of personal vulnerabilities. But you have, however, committed a serious crime.’
Garrett was also placed on the sex offenders’ register for ten years.