July 2015

“Obsessed swinger” mum jailed after showing sex images to children

Tracy Bennett

A “swinger” and mum-of-three is behind bars after admitting sex offences against children.

Tracy Bennett, who works as a domestic carer, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court after pleading guilty to two charges of causing a child to look at a image of sexual activity.

The court heard that Bennett, a member of Fab Swingers, showed an image of herself and others engaged in sexual activity to two children, aged 14.

Sentencing her to six months’ imprisonment, Judge John Harrow said: “You exposed them to things they should not have seen. There is no evidence that your intention was to groom them towards involving them in sexual behaviour.

“Your behaviour is serious and it crosses the custody threshold.”

He added: “Your obsessive swinging activities were not illegal so they do not form part of your punishment.”

Bennett, 37, of Queensland Road, Bournemouth was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

It bans her from unsupervised contact with anyone under 16 unless she has the consent of their parents and prohibits contact with children via the internet.

She is also banned from accessing the internet unless she is prepared to allow checks on devices to see what she has been up to online.