Nicole Marie Smith, a 30-year-old mother from St. Charles County, Missouri, was sentenced to nine years in prison on June 23 for raping her child’s 12-year-old friend.
Smith pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape and one count of statutory sodomy with a person younger than 14, Fox 2 News reported.
The victim told police he and Smith had sexual intercourse and oral sex several times while Smith’s child was in the basement, according to court documents.
Police told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that cellphone records between the victim and Smith showed she encouraged him to erase the messages they exchanged out of fear she would be sent to jail.
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Court documents said they both professed their love for each other, but the 12-year-old boy could not consent to a physical relationship under statutory rape laws.
After Smith completes her prison sentence, she will be under lifetime supervision.
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