Mother of 3 gets 14yrs in prison for bombarding teenage boy with sexually explicit messages on-line, then traveled to meet him for sex

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A 41-year outdated lady who began on-line romance with a 14-year-old boy has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. In addition to prison, U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Leeson sentenced the lady to 20 years of supervised launch on the finish of her time behind bars.

Mother-of-three, Sarah Norton from Jewett City, Connecticut, lured the boy into an ongoing sexually explicit trade on-line. She then traveled to the Allentown space in Pennsylvania to have sex with him, court documents say.

Norton met {the teenager} by way of on-line gaming and began chatting with him on his Sony PlayStation, according to the report.

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“Her constant barrage of messages to the child catapulted him even further into an adult ‘relationship,’ way beyond his level of maturity, experience, and understanding. In so doing, she interrupted and forever destroyed the child’s normal pace of development, maturity, and sexuality,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Sherri Stephan wrote in a sentencing memorandum.

Trouble began for Norton again in August 2017 when she began chatting with the  Upper Macungie Township teenager. Her messages grew to become extra explicit and he or she then persuaded the boy to meet her for sex, in accordance to the report. Police stated the communications had been finally found by the boy’s father and his stepmother.

Norton traveled to Allentown on Oct. 14, 2017, and checked right into a resort to have sex with the boy, in accordance to courtroom paperwork. She informed police she met the boy at a park however returned to Connecticut on Oct. 15, 2017, with out having sex with the kid.

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“Those who sexually target children are among the most depraved in our society,” U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain stated when the case began. “This is true no matter the gender of the offender or the excuses served up for this type of behavior. We will aggressively pursue and prosecute anyone who targets children for their own sexual gratification.”

Norton was indicted in April 2018. She was discovered responsible in December 2019 after a three-day trial of one rely of tried enticement of a minor to have interaction in unlawful sexual exercise, and one rely of touring to have interaction in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

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Norton’s case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Upper Macungie Police Department. It was introduced as half of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to fight the rising epidemic of little one sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, in accordance to a press assertion.