An 18 year-old babysitter has been arrested after she sexually assaulted a 13 year-old boy who was the friend of the child she was babysitting.
Mary-Ellen Mooney, 18, admitted in court this week that she sexually assaulted the boy back in January. According to American Overlook, it began when she made sexual passes at the boy while “cuddling” with him. She told the court that she then “guided” his hand into her underwear.
“It was believed that all this all happened in a period of minute and also involved the pair kissing on the lips,” prosecutor Richard Milne said. “One to two days later, there was a series of Facebook messages that … were clearly of a sexual nature.”
When the child’s family learned about the assault, they immediately confronted Mooney and attacked her.
“Members of the family clearly took matters into their own hands as feelings undoubtedly run high in cases such as this,” Judge Karen Holt said. “She is 18 and of good character; he was 13. There was an abuse of trust as he had gone over to the house to see his friend.”
Mooney faces jail time, and she will be sentenced on November 10.
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