(Bridgeport, Connecticut) For crossing state lines to engage in repeated sex with a 14-year-old boy, 22-year-old Cassandra Grant has been sentenced to no jail.
"These laws are on the books to protect children and these types of incidents can have a negative effect on them as they get older," Judge Robert Devlin chastised Cassandra Grant as she stood beside her lawyer in Superior Court.Given the wanton nature of Grant's behavior, a token stint behind bars would seem appropriate.
"But I'm confident this sentence is the appropriate one to impose," he added.
On the conviction of risk of injury to a minor, the judge sentenced Grant to a five-year suspended term followed by 10 years probation. He also ordered her to register as a sex offender and to make a $200 donation to the Center for Children and Families.
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(Monroe, Connecticut) A 22-year-old Rockland, Maine woman, Cassandra Grant, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 14-year-old boy.
Grant surrendered to Monroe Police on Monday to face charges of second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
Police say she and the then-14-year-old boy met earlier last year while playing a game via on the online gaming console.Grant was booked into custody and released on $10,000 bond.
Their relationship grew to include webcam chats, telephone conversations, and text messages until Grant and the boy met in Connecticut for sex in December, according to police.