An Arizona mom has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sending sexually explicit images to a 14-year-old boy she met through her daughter’s gaming system.
Lisa Corn, 34, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to attempted aggravating luring a minor for sexual exploitation and attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Arizona station KNXV-TV.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) arrested Corn in May 2018 after the victim’s father showed authorities a series of nude photos Corn had taken of herself and sent to the teen, after the pair met through Xbox.
Corn initially began talking to the teen through Xbox Live after claiming she was worried about “her daughter meeting people while she is playing online games,” according to documents obtained by KPNX shortly after her arrest.
But Corn herself would soon become the predator as she began to send photos of herself, including images of herself engaged alone in sexual activity, along with explicit emails and text messages to the teen.
Corn reportedly sent the teen one explicit image as a “reward” after the teen won his football game.
Officials at the sheriff’s office said they recovered “a large amount of evidence” suggesting the pair had a long-term online relationship that was “sexual in nature.”
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit began an investigation into Corn’s activities in April 2018 after the young boy’s father took the images, texts and emails he found to law enforcement authorities.
As part of her guilty plea, numerous other charges against Corn were dismissed, The Associated Press reports.
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