Florida Woman Gets No Jail in Sex Case - Update
(Ocala, Florida) In accordance with a plea agreement, Stacey Lynn DeLong, 37, admitted to engaging in sex with a 16-year-old boy. She claimed she jumped his bones because he had expressed an interest in her.
“Why did this happen?,” Circuit Judge Hale Stancil asked DeLong during the court proceeding.Instead of a trial, DeLong was granted an "early resolution" representing a “downward departure” from state sentencing guidelines.
The defendant cited past traumatic sexual abuse and bad relationships. “It was just a lot of emotional issues I hadn’t dealt with and I was on the wrong medication to begin with,” she said. “I just lost my mind.”
After hearing her story, Stancil decided to override the plea agreement, which had called for an adjudication of guilt. Instead, Stancil withheld adjudication, which means she has not been convicted of the crime.
Consequently, DeLong was ordered to register as a sex offender and to serve five years of sex offender probation.
Florida Woman Accused of Jiggy-Jiggy with Boy
[Previous 6/29/13 post]
(Ocala, Florida) A 37-year-old local woman, Stacey Lynn DeLong, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 16-year-old boy.
DeLong faces a charge of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
"Marion County Sheriff's Office detectives took Delong into custody after developing evidence that Delong had unlawful sexual activity with a minor,'' the law-enforcement agency said in a report.[…]DeLong was booked into custody at the Marion County Jail with bond set at $10,000.
"The Sheriff's Office got a tip concerning Delong having had inappropriate contact with a child,'' the report added. "Detectives interviewed Delong and she told detectives the sex took place June 23, 2013. Delong told detectives she had sex with the child because 'he expressed interest in her.'"