A mother has been given probation and been spared jail despite pleading guilty to raping her daughter’s 13-year-old boyfriend.
Elaine B. Goodman from Dover, Delaware had faced up to 15 years in prison for having sex with the youngster and asking him: ‘What are you doing with a body like that at 13?’
But during a hearing at Kent County Superior Court, she avoided jail after the judge said Goodman she showed remorse and also took into account she was in charge if taking care of her elderly parents.
Instead she was given two years probation after it was ruled that it was just an ‘abberation’.
Goodman, 44, was first arrested in November 2015 after Smyrna Police received reports of her having an inappropriate relationship with the 13-year-old.
She was then charged with third and fourth-degree rape, unlawful sexual contact, and sexual solicitation of a child and held at Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Center.
Court documents said: ‘During the investigation detectives determined that Goodman had contact through text messages with her daughter’s boyfriend and on the night of March 15, 2015 Goodman met with the male victim and engaged in a sexual relationship.’
Police say on March 15, Goodman met the boy, who had sneaked out of his home, in her car, and had sex with him.
After officers received information about the incident, investigators collected DNA evidence from the car and clothing, and reviewed text message between Goodman and the boy.
According to the newspaper, Goodman texted a friend ‘He is so cute with a nice a** body.
‘I asked him what in the world are u doing with a body like that at 13…’
At the hearing yesterday, Deputy Attorney General Denise Weeks-Tappan told how the victim had been left hurt and embarassed and it is now affecting his schooling.
She said: ‘When the defendant committed this crime, she took something away from him. He was not a willing participant, but a victim.’
However, Goodman told the court sobbing: ‘I know sorry is just a word, but I really am. I know I hurt people and that is terrible.’
Source: Daily Mail