Mum woke up screaming at night ‘to find 14-year-old aggressive son ràping her’
Initially she thought it was a dream, but after realising
the “enormity of the situation” she began screaming.
Her teenage son, who is on medication for ADHD, had
been having behavioural problems in recent weeks,
Preston Crown Cour was told.
For some years he had been in the habit of climbing into
bed with his mother, but the boy – from Blackpool and
now aged 15 – denied a charge of rape.
The prosecution said the woman had been asleep before
waking and realising the “enormity of the situation, that
her son was in the process of having sex with her”.
In her police interview – which was taped and played in
court, the woman said she was “trembling from the
inside” after the alleged attack.
The teenager, who cannot be identified, left the
courtroom while the interview was played.
Judge Pamela Badley explained to the jury he did not
want to be present during the interview and that she
had given him permission to leave.
Speaking of what happened, the woman told police: “I
just know when I opened my eyes he was there. I don’t
even know what I said. He scuttled out of the room and
didn’t say anything.
“I just sat there holding my covers, screaming and
thinking ‘what the hell’s just gone on?’
“Does he know what he is doing? Is he aware? Now I am
actually thinking what state is he in? Does he know what
he has done?”
The mother told investigators that her son had had
issues for a long time.
She described her last 18 months with him as being an