A 40-year-old mother of two has pleaded guilty to rape after seducing a pair of teenaged twin boys, one of them her own daughter’s boyfriend, reports say.
Heather Salines was sentenced to four years in prison and three years’ probation on September 12 after pleading guilty to two counts of raping a child, as well as two counts each of child enticement and dissemination of obscene material to a minor, along with a single count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, the Daily Mail reports.
During her probation period, she will have to wear an ankle monitor and will also have to register as a sex offender, the court ordered.
The woman’s crimes were discovered in 2014 when one of the teen boys was found with nude pictures of the older woman on his cell phone. Under questioning, he admitted he had been having sex with Salines and showed that the pair had been exchanging nude photos with each other.
“When I looked at him, he did not act like a 15-year-old… he acted like a grown man,” Salines told police, adding that things just “spiraled out of control” and she “lost herself.”
Prosecutors were prepared to offer Salines a plea deal when the first victim’s brother then came forward with evidence that the woman had solicited him as well. As with his brother, the second teen showed nude photos of Salines on his phone and also showed investigators a selfie of the pair nude in bed in a local hotel room.
On one nude photo Salines took of herself, the court found she had written the teen’s name in marker on her body.
During her trial, prosecutors alleged that Salines had sex with the twins on multiple occasions in cars, in her own home, and at a local Doubletree hotel.
The second brother submitted a victim impact statement, revealing that the relationship made him feel confused and even suicidal at one point.
“Relationships with people in my life were ruined and many thought I was in the wrong and treated me like the situation was my fault and I was disgusting,” the teenager wrote. “I spent a lot of nights crying and thought I was worthless.”
“There were times I convinced myself I shouldn’t be in this world and thought about killing myself. I felt like a train was going through my chest,” he added.
“These actions are beyond despicable,” said Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett. “This defendant took advantage of her position as a trusted adult and betrayed that trust in a most vile way.”
Salines insisted she was glad to have the whole ordeal settled.
“My client is happy to have put this matter behind her, she is exceptionally sorry for the pain that she caused everybody, especially her whole family,” the woman’s attorney, William Korman, told the media.
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