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Woman who seduced boy freed
A teaching assistant who was jailed after seducing a 13-year-old boy has been freed from prison.

Mother-of-three Susan Stevens, 33, of Rushden, Northamptonshire, had her sentence cut at the Court of Appeal.

Stevens was jailed for nine months at Northampton Crown Court in April after pleading guilty to one charge of indecent assault on the boy.

She had "groomed" the teenager by sending him love letters, text messages and mobile phone calls before plying him with alcohol.

On Thursday Lord Justice Rose ruled that the original sentence was "manifestly excessive" for a mother of three children, one of whom suffered with autism and epilepsy.

He cut her jail term from nine months to five.

Stevens is now free to return to her family.

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