Lori Suggs an Ohio mother of three is spared jail after having sex with a 15 year old boy multiple times because she had ’emotional’ problems.
A 43 year old Ohio mother-of-three accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy multiple times, was on Monday sentenced to four years probation and six months house arrest.
Lori Suggs, who is married and has a teenage son, following her sentencing, apologized to her family and to the family of her victim.
Judge Thomas Beridon called Suggs ‘a predator’ and ordered her to be registered as a sex offender for the next 25 years.
Suggs, of Silverton, engaged in sex acts with a teenage boy, 15, on four different days between August and the end of October, 2018.
One of those incidents took place in a motel, the Carrousel Inn and Suites in Sycamore Township, according to court documents.
Suggs’ sentencing follows the mother of three having pleaded guilty last month to four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The woman is currently in a sex offender treatment program that lasts for two years.
Lori Suggs suffering emotional problems and ‘low self esteem.’
Read the ‘weeping’ woman during sentencing: ‘I specifically want to apologize to everyone that I’ve hurt. To the other family. To your son to you. And to everybody that is affected in the entirety of your family because I know that it has. I’m sorry,’
‘I apologize to my aging pants. To my husband … To my children. And everybody that has stood beside me.’
The victim’s mother made a statement in court saying this ‘isn’t something that is going to go away’ for her son.
‘This is something that my son is going to have to deal with for the rest of his life. He’s going to need ongoing counseling,’ the victim’s mother said.
Suggs defense attorney argued that at the time of the sex acts, she suffered ‘a lot of emotional problems’ and extremely low self esteem.
‘When these events occurred, Lori Suggs was definitely not a whole person. She still, as she stands here today, is not a whole person,’ attorney Perry Ancona said Monday.
A statement one wonders would fall on deaf ears had the genders of the predator and victim been reversed.
Judge Beridon deemed Suggs as ‘very low risk’ for re-offending but condemned her actions saying it’ll make other children question whether they can trust adults.
‘You preyed on a young child. You took advantage of them,’ he said.