No jail for mother who had teen's baby
March 10, 2006 - 11:29AM
A mother of 10 who had sex with her son's 14-year-old friend and later had his baby has avoided jail.
The 44-year-old woman sexually assaulted the boy while he was sleeping over at her home in Werribee, Victoria, in 1992.
She gave birth to his child on March 11, 1993.
Her victim did not report the abuse until December 2004.
"I felt disgusted and betrayed at the time of the sexual assault and shocked, stressed and horrified by the prospect of becoming a father," he told police.
The woman pleaded guilty in the Victorian County Court to one count of sexually penetrating a child aged under 16.
Today Judge Geoffrey Chettle sentenced her to 15 months' jail, wholly suspended for three years.
"But for the delay in this case, you would be going to prison," he said.
"You stole his innocence."