After the victim’s mother asked her to become friends with her daughter in a support group for vulnerable children, a mother-of-1 sent her child sexual messages and said she would marry her.
Sarah McGee, 31, asked if she could ‘lick’ the teenager and sent a photo of her tongue in a series of messages after meeting her through an online autism support group.
The victim was also requested to make some cute content. She told her, “God bless, you’re so adorable” in messages far from the main group page.
The messages came to light when the victim’s mother became concerned about the amount of time her daughter was spending online, before discovering Magee had been speaking to her on Facetime, WhatsApp and Snapchat.
Magee also sent her messages, in which she said that she loved the teenager and promised to go out with her when she turns 18.
Magee was reported to police by a member from the support group.
Police cannot identify the victim because she believed that the message asking her to “lick” her was sexually explicit and was calling it weird.
Magee appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court today and pleaded guilty to sending a sexual written communication to the girl between October 2020 and January 2021.
Sarah McGee, 31, pictured outside Hamilton Sheriff Court, where she admitted sending a sexual written communication to the teenage victim between October 2020 and January 2021
According to the charge, she sent messages with the intention of receiving sexual satisfaction.
Depute fiscal Claire Rowan told the court: ‘The complainer’s mother and the accused met through the online support group with the purpose of supporting those with autism and promoting autism awareness and she added the accused to a new group on Instagram.
“She said to the accuser that her daughter suffered from mental illness and she asked the accused if she could check on her online.
The mother discovered that her daughter spent more time on Facebook with the accused, and she confessed to having a crush upon the accuser.
‘She then spoke to the accused and thought the matter had been dealt with but became aware that the accused had been messaging her daughter outside of the group’s monitored chats.
‘When she checked her daughter’s phone she noted communications that were suggestive and sexual in nature which included the accused telling the girl that she loved her and would marry her once she turned 18.’
According to the prosecutor, it was also seized when another witness called police.
McGee (pictured), after having met McGee through an online support group for autism, asked her if she could “lick” the teenager. She sent her a picture of her tongue and a number of messages.
She also said that the girl had told police chats were sexualized after speaking to the suspect on Instagram.
Prosecutors dropped the allegation that Magee sent explicit photographs to her repeatedly.
Marius Tolland, Magee’s defense attorney, stated in mitigation that: “This matter started with positive intentions in the support program with the young girl, declaring she had been depressed, while being bullied, telling my client she wanted her to end her own life.
“But, my client is rather properly ashamed for what then occurred.”
Magee’s sentencing has been delayed until next month in order to obtain further reports. Magee is still free to remain in bail
A decision on whether to place her on the sex offenders’ register will be made at the this hearing.