CourtTV has an article on their website about a woman who was convicted of sexually abusing an 8 year old! Yes, an 8 year old! I do not even have any words to respond to this crime. I am outraged! See article below:
Connecticut woman sentenced to six years for abusing daughter's playmate
Nov. 4, 2005, 4:00 p.m. ET
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 30-year-old secretary was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for sexually abusing her daughter's 8-year-old playmate.
Tammy Imre of Stratford had pleaded guilty to two counts of risk of injury to a minor, a reduced charge that the boy's family accepted to spare both children time on the witness stand.
"I'm truly sorry for everything," she said during Friday's sentencing hearing.
Imre was arrested last November on sexual assault charges after the boy's mother found a love letter that Imre wrote to her son. In the letter, police said Imre told the boy that she doesn't "want anyone but you. Now tomorrow it's supposed to rain, you can come over we can (you know what). Love ya! I want you!" Imre admitted engaging in sexual acts with the boy but said it stopped short of sexual intercourse. "When this was first in the paper, it was almost a joke, because of the role reversal," prosecutor Cornelius Kelly said. "It conjures up thoughts of, 'Oh, that's a young man's dream.' But as we stand here today, we still don't know what damage this will have on the young boy's self-esteem, his interpersonal relationships. We don't know what damage the young girl suffered." Imre's daughter, who witnessed some of the acts, is now in foster care, authorities said. "She has hurt a lot of innocent people, including her own daughter, who not only lost her mother, but her best friend, who was my son," the boy's mother told the judge. Defense attorney Donald Papcsy said Imre is a rape victim and suffers from a mental problem that made it hard for her to know that what she did was wrong. "This sexual trauma had a severe impact," he said. "She's not a wicked person." Besides the prison term, Imre was sentenced to 10 years probation, during which she must register as a sex offender.
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