A TEENAGER who threatened to rape and kill a baby has avoided jail.
Charlotte Marsden made the sick threats about the child of a fellow college student who she was said to have had a long-running feud with.
At Burton Magistrates’ Court, the 18-year-old was told she was fortunate to avoid a prison sentence.
Magistrates heard how Marsden and the 17-year-old mother, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had a ‘history’ and had traded insults at Burton College.
But Marsden, of Soar Close, Hilton, took the dispute a step further when she shouted the vile abuse during a phone call.
Emma Thompson, prosecuting, said: “She received a phone call from a girl who started to call her names. She did not recognise the voice.
“She said she was going to kill her baby and that she was going to rape her.”
The victim did not realise initially who her tormentor was as Marsden had used someone else’s phone to make the call.
Marsden told police she never intended to act on her threats.
Ms Thompson said: “She said she got carried away in her rant and that the injured party had called her names in the past.”
Simon Dean, defending, said Marsden had gone ‘too far’.
He told magistrates: “Words and insults had gone both ways but on this occasion things went too far and Miss Marsden accepts that.”
She was told only her young age and early guilty plea spared her a jail .
Marsden admitted a charge of sending communication conveying indecent or offensive messages.
She was given an 18-month community order and ordered to pay £50 compensation to the victim.