Amanda Leather
Amanda Leather, 28, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, smoked cannabis and drank alcohol with a 15-year-old boy before they had sex. West Yorkshire Police

A female paedophile has been jailed after she seduced a 15-year-old boy with cannabis and a back massage after texting him saying that she was having "dirty thoughts".

Amanda Leather, 28, used the boy "to satisfy her own sexual needs" and even tried to get rid of incriminating text messages between the pair by attempting to destroy the boy's phone.

Leather was jailed for five years after being found guilty of one offence of sexual activity with a child after a trial at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday (7 December).

The court heard how Leather, from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, smoked cannabis and drank alcohol as they watched a film at her home before she gave him a back massage.

During a three-day trial the court heard how Leather then got into bed with the child and they had sex.

The Yorkshire Post reported that Leather was arrested after the boy "bragged" to his friends about what had happened and his parents then contacted police.

The court was told how the defendant tried to hide her crime by putting the boy's phone in water and removing the sim card.

But officers were able to recover the texts and Facebook messages where she told her victim she was "horny" and was having "dirty thoughts" about him.

Leather gave evidence during the trial where she denied having any sexual contact with the child claiming the messages had been sent by the victim to his own phone.

Jailing Leather, Recorder Sophie Drake said according to the Mail Online: "You, putting it mildly, messed with his emotions.

He continued: "You encouraged him to take cannabis by buying and smoking it with him.

"What you were trying to do was make him an equal. But he wasn't an equal because he was at all material times a child. You used him to satisfy your sexual needs.

"You have made him out to be a liar and have portrayed yourself as the victim in all this. But it is you who has been lying."

It is understood that Leather has lost her job and will be forced to sign the sexual offences register when she leaves prison.

Det Insp Vanessa Rolfe, of Wakefield Child Safeguarding Team, said: "Safeguarding detectives and the CPS believe this was a clear cut case of sexual grooming and the jury has agreed."