A 38 year-old former school lunch lady in Massachusetts has admitted to repeatedly raping a 15-year-old boy and plead guilty to a multitude of child rape charges.
According to Daily Mail, Janelle Foley plead guilty to four counts of rape of a child Wednesday, days before her trial was set to begin. The mother of four was immediately sentenced to two and a half years to four and a half years for the first count. She will reportedly serve five years’ probation for the additional count.
“We felt a state prison sentence was appropriate in this case,” Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said after the plea according to The Boston Herald. “We were ready to go to trial. I am relieved for the victim in this case that the convictions were secured without needing to testify at trial.”
Foley was accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting the 15 year-old boy during a Thanksgiving and New Years party at his family’s home. She was indicted in March of 2014.
Foley’s attorney claimed his client suffered from mental health and substance abuse issues. She has been free on $5,000 bail since her indictment, but she has been monitored with a GPS tracking device. At the time of her arrest, she was working as a lunch lady at the Weymouth Middle School, where her victim was reportedly not a student.
In addition to the jail time, Foley will have to register as a sex offender and will not be permitted to have contact with any minors under the age of 18 other than her own children.