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Woman denies sex with young boys
Yvonne Renton
Yvonne Renton denies having sex with boys aged 14 and 15
A Kent woman employed two schoolboys to put up inflatable castles and then had underage sex with them, a court has been told.

Yvonne Renton, 39, from Gillingham, paid the boys, aged 14 and 15, £10 when they helped her with the giant castles, Maidstone Crown Court heard.

It was alleged she flirted with the pair before having sexual intercourse with them.

Ms Renton denies four counts of indecent assault.

She also denies one count of intimidation.

This is all a teenage boy's pubescent fantasy
David Smith, defending

Prosecutor Catherine Donnelly told the jury of eight women and four men that Ms Renton's first victim was aged 15 at the time of the incidents and suffered psychiatric problems.

The boy, who is now 19, told the court he would "shrug off" her suggestions that she would be with him if he was older.

He said that after erecting a bouncy castle the pair drove to a wooded area and started to kiss.

The boy said that after the pair put up a second castle Ms Renton asked him if he wanted sex, to which he replied "yes". The pair had sex three to four times, the court was told.

Manic depressive

He told the court that he then started to self-harm.

When he tried to end the relationship, Ms Renton allegedly threatened to take an overdose, or told him she was pregnant.

The relationship ended when the boy's mother found out and confronted her, the court heard.

Ms Donnelly said she then shifted her attentions to a boy of 14.

During cross examination the first boy admitted smoking cannabis and that he had occasionally laced his joints with cocaine.

He said he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and manic depression and had been on medication for a number of years.

David Smith, defending, put it to him: "This is all a teenage boy's pubescent fantasy."

The teenager replied: "If you want to believe that, that's fine."

The trial continues.




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