A California woman has yet to receive jail time after she had sex with both of her daughters’ underage boyfriends.
Coral Lytle pleaded guilty to 12 counts of sexual abuse of minors after police found out she was having a sexual relationship with both of her daughters’ boyfriends, who were 14 and 15 years old at the time. By law, the “sex” is considered statutory rape. Court filings from 2017, say Lytle, 41, “took advantage of a position of trust to molest two boys who she met when they [were in] teenage dating relationships with the defendant’s daughters,” a Tulare County deputy district attorney wrote, reports Fresno TV station KFSN.
At the time of the sexual abuse, both of the boys were freshmen at Redwood High School. Lytle would drive 15 miles from her Tulare home to Visalia to meet the boys on different occasions. The married middle-aged predator would also bring along alcohol and cigars as illegal gestures. One of the victims said they had sex with the predator three times, the last time being on October 5, 2017, but stopped the meetings because of he felt guilty shaking Lytle’s husband’s hand.
Police were notified after one of the boys made a report to Visalia police explaining the “inappropriate relationship” with the woman, according to the Visalia Times-Delta. Lytle was initially charged with 21 felony sex counts and faced a six-year suspended prison sentence. However, after reviewing her probation report, a judge said he did not believe the six-year suspended prison term with five years on probation was appropriate.
Lytle is currently out of custody and can withdraw her earlier plea. A trial hearing is set for Monday, according to Daily Mail. Lytle’s husband has filed for divorce. If tried and convicted on all charges, Lytle faces up to 17 years in prison.