A California woman who previously admitted to having sex with two of her daughter’s teenage boyfriends was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday.
Coral Lytle, a 42-year-old mother of four, cried during her sentencing. She'd been charged with 21 felony counts, including unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation and contacting a minor for sex. In addition to the four-year prison term, she will also be registered as a sex offender for the rest of her life, the Fresno Bee reports.
Lytle sexually preyed on two boys –– then only freshmen at Redwood High School –– in October and November of 2017. She was married at the time and the boy were her teenage daughter's boyfriends. Prosecutors say Lytle would not only meet the boys for sex, but that she provided alcohol and cigars to them as well. he was sentenced for other providing both alcohol and vape pens to three additional minors, KFSN in Fresno reports.
The victims’ families made statements in court on Monday during Lytle’s sentencing.
“Your name will always be equated with being a sex offender and rapist because that is what now defines you,” one of the mothers said, according to the Fresno Bee.
One of the victim's father said, “my son was manipulated by a pedophile who has changed his life forever.”
Both boys were severely affected by the abuse, according to their parents’ testimony. Both became depressed and withdrawn and one became suicidal, according to the Fresno Bee.
One of the boys ended up reporting the abuse to police, which led to Lytle's 2017 arrest, according to the Visalia Times Delta.
Lytle originally faced 17 years if the case had gone to trial. She took a plea deal in March.
“Coral Lytle is a predator and this office was prepared for years to tell that to a jury. While I am grateful that she will serve prison time and have to register as a sex offender, the sentence doesn’t reflect the lifetime impact she made on her victims,” Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward told the Fresno Bee. He added the victims in this case suffered from victim-shaming on social media due to the high-profile nature of the case.
Lytle's husband filed for divorce after her arrest.
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