Pyromaniac, 25, who had sex with men forty years older than her and set fire to their houses, is imprisoned for nine years for burning another retiree’s couch
- Laura Mallett, 25, had a history of sexual offenses against the elderly and arson
- She was sentenced to 9 years today for starting a fire in a house in Rotherham
- The man, who had a restraining order against Mallett, refused to drink with her
- The arsonist then set the bank on fire and left the pensioner trapped
A 25-year-old woman who was previously convicted of having sex with OAPs and setting their houses on fire has been locked up for arson again.
Pyromaniac Laura Mallett visited the house of a ‘vulnerable’ 65-year-old acquaintance and asked him to provide her with alcohol, a court heard last week.
When the homeowner refused to drink with her and went upstairs, Mallett burned his couch and fled the house — leaving him imprisoned.
Mallett appeared at the Sheffield Crown Court last Friday and was sentenced to nine years behind bars after admitting he had started the fire at an earlier hearing.
An undated police photo shows a picture of Laura Mallett, 25, a “pyromaniac” who set fire to the couch of an older Rotherham man when he refused to drink with her. Mallett was previously convicted of sex offenses against OAPs
Mallett knocked at the pensioner’s door on December 31 in Strauss Crescent, Maltby (photo) and asked the gentleman to drink with her. After he refused and went upstairs, she set his bank on fire
The court heard how the crime was executed in the early hours of December 31, 2018 in Maltby near Rotherham, South Yorks.
At the time of the meeting, the homeowner had a restraining order against Mallett after being exposed to a previous attack and criminal damage.
Emergency services rushed to the scene after a passing police officer saw that the house was on fire.
After fleeing the site, Mallett saw the fire from a nearby address while firefighters and neighbors hurried to help.
Fortunately, the victim was able to escape unscathed.
Mallett was arrested shortly thereafter and later accused of arson with the intention of endangering life.
The defendant was previously convicted of sleeping with men up to 40 years of age and committing arson on their property.
Following the conviction of Rotherham Detective Agent Paul McIntyre, CID said, “It is important to recognize the background of this incident, where Mallett had essentially taken advantage of a very vulnerable man and used him for money, alcohol, and whereabouts .
Pictured is a general view of Sheffield Crown Court, Sheffield. 25-year-old Mallett was sentenced today to nine years for starting the fire at the victim’s home in Maltby near Rotherham, South Yorks, in the early hours of December 31, 2018
“At the time of this crime, the victim had a restraining order against her after she was the victim of an attack and criminal damage.
“On the night of the fire, Mallett had seduced her way to the site, but soon became angry when the victim refused to drink anything to her.
“Thanks to a passing police officer and the quick and courageous actions of neighbors, the victim was rescued from the premises and brought to safety. He then spent two days at Rotherham Hospital, where he suffered from smoke inhalation.
“This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and the witnesses, and I’m really happy that Mallett got the punishment she deserves.”