September 2016

Mum-of-two exposed after having sex with schoolboy aged just 14


A Dalrymple mum-of-two has been exposed as a sex offender against children

Angela Gatt had sex with a schoolboy aged just 14.

Full details of the under-age romp are expected to be revealed next month.

The 37-year-old wept as she appeared in the dock at Carlisle Crown Court last week.

She confessed to sexual activity with the youngster in a house in North Cumbria last summer.

Gatt dramatically switched her plea to guilty as she was about to face trial before Judge Barbara Forrester.

She engaged in sex with the boy on June 21 last year.

Gatt was involved in a shameful case which made lurid headlines last September.

Women carers photographed their own private parts, breasts and bottoms and sent the images to colleagues via Snapchat

As a personal carer, Gatt denied taking a picture of an elderly lady’s most intimate parts as she gave her a bed bath.

She claimed the passing of “rude” images was commonplace amongst close colleagues at Ayr-based Active Care.

Gatt, of Barbieston Terrace, walked free from Ayr Sheriff Court after judge Desmond Leslie found the case against her not proven.

But her reputation was ripped to shreds as she confessed to picturing her naked body parts and sending the instant images to colleagues.

Active Care provided 24-hour personal care to older people in Ayr, Prestwick and Troon.

During the trial Gatt also confessed she’d dressed her sleeping husband Philip – an IT expert at South Ayrshire Council – up in sexy underwear, and that she’d photographed them in a sex act and sent the image.

Sheriff Leslie told Gatt: “I have not believed a single word you have said and did not find you in any way a credible or reliable witness.”

But he also took a swipe at evidence of other Active Care witnesses, saying: “In my view none of you told all of the truth and there was a tissue of cover-up here.

“All the witnesses have something to conceal.”

Gatt had denied a voyeurism charge involving a Snapchat image said to have been taken and sent in the summer of 2013.

Last week Judge Forrester indicated she was considering either a suspended prison term or a community order. Background information was requested and Gatt was remanded on conditional bail.

A woman wept in court as Gatt admitted engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old boy. She was told she was also now on the sex offenders’ register.