A Florida nanny who sexually abused an 11-year-old boy, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

As the Tampa Bay Times reported, nearly six years ago, Marissa Mowry, 28, was employed as the young child’s live-in babysitter following a recommendation from his aunt.

During her tenure, Mowry sexually assaulted him at least 15 times without protection and eventually became pregnant. She gave birth to the victim’s now 5-year-old child in the fall of 2014.

At the time, it was believed the newborn was fathered by Mowry’s then boyfriend, but when the boy confided in his mother about the molestation three years later, police conducted a DNA test that confirmed the victim’s paternity.

She was arrested in 2017 on sexual battery charges of a victim under the age of 12 and sexual battery while in custodial authority.

She was to face a life sentence if convicted. Although she initially told detectives the boy had forced himself on her, she pled guilty last month and learned her punishment in a courtroom on Wednesday, October 16.

Following her 20 year prison sentence, Mowry is required to complete a decade of sex offender probation.

She will also spend the remainder of her life on Florida’s sex offender registry, and as a result, will have to adhere to a series of strict conditions.

 

 

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