A thirty year old woman was convicted of sexually molesting a little boy and girl. She began when the boy was five and the girl was three. It continued until the boy was 8 and the girl was 5. Samantha Smith was convicted on the charges and is awaiting sentencing. She maintained her innocence even after the conviction. Both the boy and girl described what Smith had done to them in detail and the second time around, the police felt they had enough evidence and sent it on to the prosecutors. What kind of thrill could you possibly get from children?
A woman who sexually abused two young children screamed “I’m not a beast” as a jury found her guilty.
Samantha Smith, 30, of Blantyre, Lanarkshire, repeatedly preyed on a boy aged five and a three-year-old girl .
The abuse continued until the boy was eight and the girl five.
The alarm was first raised in 2012 when the girl revealed Smith had touched her inappropriately and also abused her using a book and a wrapper from a packet of sweets.
A police investigation was launched but it was decided there was insufficient evidence to pursue a prosecution.
However, the boy, who has autism, revealed in 2017 that Smith had targeted him.
He later fled his home in the aftermath of a police interview and sparked a missing person hunt.
The terrified youngster was later found cowering in a bush.
Smith went on trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court in Scotland where she denied any wrongdoing between November 2009 and June 2014.
A jury took an hour to convict her of sexually abusing the youngsters at a house in East Kilbride.
Smith wept hysterically in the dock and shouted “I’m not a beast” as the guilty verdicts were returned against her.
A 30-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, described how the girl confided in her.