A married woman has been nabbed and is being made to pay for her unbelievable action after she was found out to have had s*x with two teenage boys.
Brooke Lajiness, a 38-year-old married mother-of-two from Michigan has been sentenced to up to 15 years prison.
The woman was sent to jail for having s*x with two teenage boys after luring them with n*ked photos on social media last summer.
According to Daily Mail UK, Brooke Lajiness of Lima Township, learned her fate on Monday in a Washtenaw County courtroom, a little over a month after she pleaded guilty to two counts of having intercourse with a 14-year-old and one for having oral s*x with a 15-year-old.
As part of the plea deal, Lajiness also admitted to one count each of accosting a child for immoral purposes and furnishing obscenity to children by sending nude photographs of herself to a minor.
In exchange, prosecutors agreed to dismiss 10 other charges against the beauty salon worker, who will spend a minimum of four years and nine months behind bars, and up to 15 years, according to Ann Arbor News.
When given a chance to speak before her sentencing, an emotional Lajiness read from a statement, calling what happened ’the biggest regret of my life.’ She also said she caused her family ‘great pain’ and was tormented by the thought that she will not be ale to provide for her children while serving her sentence.
‘I fear the toll this will take on my family in my absence,’ Lajiness stated, according to reporting by Fox 2 Detroit.‘These last few months have been excruciating to watch the emotional affects this had on everyone around me.’
The court also heard from the mother of the younger teen, who wrote in her victim impact statement that was read aloud on her behalf that her son is currently in therapy after suffering emotional and psychological damage as a result of Lajiness’ conduct.
‘Your actions will affect my son and his relationships with others for the rest of his life,’ she said.
Prosecutors asked the judge to hand Lajiness the harshest punishment available under the state sentencing guidelines, calling her a ‘predator.’
Assistant County Prosecutor John Vella said Lajiness’ husband of 16 years, David, had written a letter to the judge suggesting that his wife’s insomnia was to blame for her actions.
‘Nobody’s putting the blame on where it deserves, which it was this defendant’s actions that brought her here. It’s this defendant that chose to have sex with minors,’ Vella said.
David Lajiness appeared in the courtroom to support his spouse during her sentencing on Monday.
Lajiness’ defense attorney told the judge that his client has been struggling with mental health problems, but an expert has found that she was not a sexual predator and if she receives help, she is unlikely to re-offend in the future.
Instead of the stiffer sentence of 98 months to 15 years requested by the prosecution, the judge decided to hand down the more lenient prison term of 57 months to 15 years, citing her psychological problems and lack of past criminal record.
An investigation has revealed that the majority of Lajiness’ s*x sessions with the teenagers had taken place in the back seat of her car, which was parked in a driveway.
Lajiness reportedly seduced the younger boy, whom she admitted to having s*x with as many as 15 times, by sending him nude selfies.
She was arrested after his mother complained that she was sleeping with her underage son.
In a Facebook post in May, Lajiness proclaimed her love for her husband David, saying: ‘In life, nothing is guaranteed,’
‘So finding someone who knows all of your flaws, weaknesses and mistakes and still thinks you’re amazing is something to hold onto and never take for granted!’
Her affair with the younger boy allegedly began last summer, as he was graduating from middle school on to high school.
Michigan State Police Trooper Donald Pasternak testified that most of the sexual encounters happened in the back of Lajiness’ car in a Lima Township driveway.
At her arraignment on March 3, Pasternak testified that he started investigating Lajiness a few weeks before, when the victim’s mother walked into a police station and complained that Lajiness was having s*x with her son.
Lajiness reportedly confessed later on to having s*x with the teen and exchanging the nude pictures.
Police found that she started exchanging photos with the teen while he was still in middle school. She was facing an additional charge in relation to the photos.
Lajiness was taken into custody at the conclusion of Monday’s sentencing hearing. she had been free on $500,000 bail.