Married Mom Sentenced for Having Sex with 2 Teens She Lured with Nude Photos on Snapchat: ‘Clearly a Predator’

A married mother-of-two who had sex with two teens after luring them with nude pictures on Snapchat was sentenced to prison time on Monday, according to multiple reports.

Brooke L. Lajiness, 38, of Lima Township, Michigan, faced up to 15 years in prison, but she received a sentence of four years and nine months on Monday after she pleaded guilty to several counts of criminal sexual conduct in June, according to MLive.com.

Assistant Washtenaw County Prosecutor John Vella said Lajiness sent the victims photos of herself in the bathtub before she started meeting up with them for sex, according to MLive.

“She explained that sex with the victim is not something she wanted to do, but she was helping him,” Vella said, recounting Lajiness’s conversation with Michigan State Police, according to the outlet. “When asked to explain how she was helping him, the defendant had a hard time explaining, but stated she was helping him, ‘release his whatever.’ This is an incident that this is clearly a predator.”

According to Fox 2 Detroit, prior to Lajiness’ sentencing, the mother of a victim gave a statement, saying, “You made a conscious effort on several occasions to make arrangements to meet my son, sneak out of your house, start your car, leave your husband and your children at home, and drive to my son’s father’s house, back into the driveway between midnight and 4 a.m., wait for my son to run down the driveway, commit a crime and leave,” she said,.

According to The Detroit News, Lajiness called her behavior “the biggest regret of my life” in a prepared statement.

“My number one priority has always been my two children and I’ve provided for them in a way nobody else can. I feel hopeless in knowing the possibility I will no longer be able to do so,” she said, according to Fox 2 Detroit. “I fear the toll this will take on my family in my absence. These last few months have been excruciating to watch the emotional affects this had on everyone around me.”

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In June, Lajiness pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct for oral sex with a 15-year-old, two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct for intercourse with a 14-year-old, one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes and one count of furnishing obscenity to children for sending nude photographs of herself to a minor, the outlet reports.

As part of a plea agreement, ten other counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a person between 13 and 15 years old were dismissed, according to MLive.com.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/crime/married-mom-sex-snapchat-nude-photos-teen-boys/

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