Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Guardian Sentenced

A woman who admitted possessing a sexually explicit photo of a 14-year-old girl was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison and ordered to register as a sex offender after her release.

The term, the maximum recommended under sentencing guidelines, was imposed by U.S. District Judge Dee Benson. The judge said Beth Anne Marie Lake, 36, had violated a sacred trust by failing to protect the teen.

Lake gained guardianship of the victim, who is not related to her, in 2006 with the consent of a relative of the girl.

Lake's children have been taken away from her and she will never have custody of them again, according to her defense attorney.

Full Article:
Guardian sentenced for taking nude photos of girl, arranging sex encounters

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good. Lock her up and throw away the key.