A 43-year-old Texas woman was found guilty of having multiple sexual encounters with her best friend’s teenage son that lasted years.
“I feel like she deserved everything she got, so I’ll leave it at that,” said the now 19-year-old victim to KHOU.
Karen Lee Carstens began her sexual relationship with the victim when he was just 13 years old. Carstens reportedly started out by touching him inappropriately while his mother, her best friend, was hospitalized, and for two years after that, the encounters progressed into oral, vaginal, and anal sex.
The victim says that on May 15, 2009, the two were reportedly having sex on a sofa bed when he began to cry because he thought that he may have gotten Carstens pregnant. She apparently reassured him that he didn’t, saying that she was due to start her menstrual cycle.
Another encounter happened in June of that same year in the boy’s home while his mother was in the hospital.
Not long after that sexual encounter, Carstens told the teen that she was moving to Maryland and warned him not to tell anybody because she could “get in trouble.”
Carstens was just recently arrested and held on $30,000 and after a trial that only lasted a few days, she was found guilty of sexual assault against the boy. She was subsequently sentenced to five years of probation.