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Michigan Woman Jailed For Sex With 12-Year-Old Adopted Brother

Posted on: October 18, 2009

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15:53 10/8/2009

October 8th 2009

Circuit Judge John McBain sentenced a Leoni Township, Michigan woman to five years probation and 270 days in jail for having sex in 2002 with her adopted brother, who fathered one of her children.

The woman, now 32, earlier pleaded guilty to gross indecency, a felony, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor for providing the boy, who was then 12, with alcohol.

As conditions of her probation, she is to register as a sex offender; have no domestic violence, avoid contact with the victim and people younger than 17; stay away from schools, playgrounds or other child-friendly places; and not possess “sexually stimulating material.” She also cannot drink alcohol, McBain said.

“I know if I chose not to use alcohol, I wouldn’t be in the situation I am in now,” said the woman, who is not being named in order to protect the identity of the victim, now 18.

When McBain asked her why she involved herself with her brother, she told him she didn’t really know how to answer the question accurately.

She called her life before the crimes “very horrible.” A relative tried to commit suicide, and she watched her nephew drown in a pool, which turned her to alcohol, she said.

“I don’t want to give you the impression none of this is my fault; I know some of it is my fault,” she said.

Assistant Prosecutor Allison Bates said instead of expressing remorse, the woman continues to believe she is a victim.

She had sex with the boy in December 2002 and was charged in June 2008 with first-degree criminal sexual conduct after his brother reported sexual activity. The charge was dismissed in exchange for her August guilty plea. It was a conclusion McBain applauded at the time.

Thursday, he suggested the outcome would have been different had she been a man and the victim was a pregnant, 12-year-old girl.

Her lawyer, James Dimitriou, said she suffers from depression, high anxiety and low self-esteem.

As a result of the criminal case, she has lost the daughter she shares with the victim and a teenage son by a different father.

This week, Circuit Judge Susan Beebe took permanent jurisdiction of the children, which means the court has control of their placement, Bates said.

Her lawyer said she has gotten weekly supervised visits with the children.



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