(Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Stephanie Dickinson, a 38-year-old former Ellicott School Board member and mother of two accused of sexting a 14-year-old student and for sexual assault of a minor, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy, on Wednesday.
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the guilty plea agreement means Dickinson avoids prison time, but will face 10 years to life on sex-offender intensive supervised parole. She will also avoid back-to-back trials on sex charges stemming from a related sexting case she was accused of being involved in.
District Judge Gregory Werner ordered that Dickinson have no contact with anyone under the age of 18 -- the no-contact order even applies to her own children, but the judge did allow her to speak with them over the phone.
Colorado Woman Accused of Sexting Boy
[Previous 9/20/11 post]
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) A 37-year-old local woman who is a school board member, Stefanie Dickinson, has been accused of sexting a 14-year-old student.
Dickinson faces a charge of felony Internet luring of a child.
Deputies suspect Dickinson began texting the 14-year-old boy after he joined Dickinson, her husband and their two sons, on a trip to Lake Meredith, near Ordway in mid- to late August.Dickinson was booked into custody at the El Paso County Jail and released on $3,000 bond.
During the trip, Dickinson asked the boy for his cell phone number so that she could text him pictures of the trip, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office arrest warrant dated Sept. 12.
About a week later, Dickinson began texting him saying she wanted to sneak out of the house so she could meet with him, the warrant stated.
A deputy later found a text message on the boy’s phone from Dickinson that read “I just want u,” the warrant said.
Another text message sent from Dickinson Sept. 2 talked about having sex, followed by “Baby I will rock ur effing world!! Haha,” the warrant said.