Sexual Abuse by Babysitter of Southington Minors

2013-09-27 | Matthew J. O'Keefe

Category: Sexual Abuse law and news

Matthew J. O'Keefe

A then 19-year-old babysitter was charged with having sex with underage boys two years ago.  She has now been was sentenced to three years in prison, execution suspended, and two years of probation.  The sitter has also been prohibited from having contact with boys under 16 and cannot be in contact with either of the victims.

According to a news report, “Lori Bouchard was 19 when she began a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy she was hired to baby-sit, according to arrest warrants. The mother of the 14-year-old boy told police that she hired Bouchard, who seemed like a responsible and capable adult, in December 2010 to baby-sit her children at her home in Southington, the arrest warrants state.  In April, the mother learned that Bouchard and her 14-year-old son were in a sexual relationship after reading messages the two exchanged on Facebook, the warrants state. She confronted the boy, who told her that he had been in a relationship with Bouchard since January and that they had had sex at Bouchard’s home in Clinton. In a journal seized by police, Bouchard wrote that she was in love with the teen and that she didn’t think the law should tell her who to date, the warrants state.”

According to the Shoreline Times, Bouchard’s mother pleaded guilty to risk of injury for allowing the relationship between the victim and her daughter to progress, and providing alcohol and marijuana. She received two years’ probation.
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