A WOMAN from Hereford has been jailed for 21 months after being found guilty at an earlier trial of sexual offences committed in 2021.

Patricia Lewis, 22, was convicted in March by Worcester Crown Court for child sexual offences with a boy who was 14 years old at the time.

Lewis, whose address was given as HMP Eastwood Park, has now been jailed for one count of causing a child to engage in penetrative sexual activity.

The court imposed no separate penalty for two counts of sexual activity with a child.

The court also made a 10 year Sexual Harm Prevention Order against Lewis as well as a restraining order and a victim surcharge.


Detective Constable Christine Watkins said: “This was a complex and challenging case and I cannot praise the victim enough, or his family, for showing such courage and determination in bringing these offences to our attention, speaking openly and honestly about their abuse.”

West Mercia Police remains committed to seeking justice for sexual assault victims and survivors, and said they and wider support services are here for them.

If you feel you are a victim of any sexual offence you can report it via West Mercia's Victim Advice Line on 0800 952 3000 or visit www.victimadviceline.org.uk. This is a free, independent and confidential support service.

In an emergency always dial 999.