A mother charged with having sex with two teenage boys has pleaded guilty to 21 felony counts of sex-related charges.
Coral Lytle, 42, of Tulare, central California, could spend up to four years in prison and have to register as a sex offender. She is scheduled to be sentenced on November 4, The Fresno Bee reported.
Court records show the teenage victims were freshmen at Redwood High School in Visalia who knew Lytle's daughters and that the incidents happened in September and October in 2017.
The mother was charged with 21 felony counts, including unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation and contacting a minor for sex.
According to the criminal complaint, the boys were 15 and 14 years old when the crimes took place. Lytle would allegedly drive 15 miles from her home to meet them for sex and provided the victims with alcohol and cigars.
In one incident, Lytle collected one of the teens from his family home in the middle of the night without his parent’s knowledge and took him to her home where she sexually abused him before dropping him back at 5am the next morning.
Both teens were friends with her daughter, who attended Redwood High School in Visalia.
One alleged victim said he had sex with Lytle three times in total, with the last time occurring on October 5, 2017, ABC 7 reported.
Her crimes were uncovered when one of the boy’s parents found naked photos Lytle had sent to their son’s phone.
In a plea deal offered by prosecutors in April, Lytle could have been let off with a six-year suspended sentence, but a judge has since rubbished the agreement due to the severity of her crimes.
She is on bail currently and due to be sentenced on November 4.
Lytle had ‘low self-esteem’
Her husband, who she shares four children with, filed for divorce shortly after her arrest in October 2017.
“The crimes in this case committed by the defendant involved great cruelty and callousness especially considering the defendant took advantage of a position of trust to molest two boys who she met when they [were in] teenage dating relationships with the defendant's daughters,” a Tulare County deputy district attorney wrote in a brief.
She told authorities her low self-esteem and death of her sister had led her to the abuse, according to The Sun.
- with AP and Yahoo Lifestyle
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