Former live in nanny, Marissa Mowry sentenced 20 years jail for raping 11 year old boy, giving birth to his child. Had been considered like a daughter by victim’s mother.
Marissa Mowry, 28, of Port Richey was sentenced on Wednesday, five years after sexually assaulting the now-17-year-old victim repeatedly over several months before giving birth to his son in October 2014, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Mowry, who continued having sex with the boy until the boy surmised the courage to tell his mother three years later what had happened, must also serve 10 years of probation and register as a sexual predator, a judge ruled.
Mowry had sexually abused the then 12 year old boy up to 15 times over several months.
The boy told his mom about the sexual abuse in 2017, leading her to contact police. A DNA test later confirmed the boy was the father of Mowry’s child.
When Mowry gave birth, the victim’s family thought the father was her boyfriend. It never dawned on them the father was their own pubescent son. At one point Mowry during initial investigations, insisted the boy had forced himself on her. The woman later recanted, acknowledging her statements were not true.
‘We’re talking about a child that was 11. Not even a teenager. Eleven.’
Mowry was hired by the family in early 2014 after a recommendation by a relative before eventually moving in with them. The boy’s mother, Nadene Campbell, during trial testimony said she considered Mowry to be her daughter at one point.
The mother following the former nanny’s sentencing said Mowry’s actions irrevocably altering her son’s life.
‘We’re talking about a child that was 11,’ Campbell asserted. ‘Not even a teenager. Eleven.’
Assistant Public Defender Antina Mobley made a brief mention of Mowry’s past. She spoke of an abusive childhood and parents who were absent from Mowry’s life. The attorney said Mowry was homeless for a time. She earned her high school diploma while in jail the TampaBay reported.
Campbell in turn argued her son’s abuser’s past was no excuse for the damage she caused to her son.
But there’s more.
‘We don’t think about females being predators, usually,’
Campbell’s teen son now cares for the 5-year-old himself, his mother said, taking the toddler to school before starting his own day of classes. But being a father has limited his social and dating life, the victim’s mother said.
‘Who wants to date a 17-year-old who had a 5-year-old?’ the woman asked. ‘It has not ruined his life, but it’s changed his life. But he has turned into one of the most amazing dads you’ll ever meet.’
Campbell warned other parents not to assume that women won’t victimize children, particularly those entrusted to protect them.
‘We don’t think about females being predators, usually,’ Campbell reiterated. ‘And I didn’t — and it cost me.’
Not immediately clear is what led to the female caretaker abusing her position of authority, trust and power in the family household and subjugating her male child victim?