GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – A tutor at a Grand Rapids Catholic school has received an eight- to 25-year prison sentence for having sex with a 15-year-old boy she was teaching.
Kent County Circuit Judge Paul Sullivan issued the sentence Wednesday for 35-year-old Abigail Simon. A jury on Nov. 26 convicted her of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Before the sentencing, Simon told the judge she was “lost” and “broken” and asked him to let her “go home as soon as possible.”
Simon acknowledges having sex with the Catholic Central High School student she was tutoring in 2013 but says he physically mentally intimidated her.
Prosecutors say she sent 1,000 text messages declaring her love for the boy to him and her friends.
The teen says he was a virgin before his involvement with Simon.