Michigan Woman Gets Prison for Sex with Boy
In accordance with a plea deal, Newland pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
In exchange for the plea, a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct was dismissed. That charge carries a possible sentence of life in prison.Newland was sentenced to at least four years and up to 15 years in prison.
“I’m really sorry,” Newland told the court when asked if she had anything to say. “If I could go and take it back, I would.”
The charges stem from 2009 to 2010, when Newland was living with her boyfriend in Grand Haven, according to Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney Gregg Babbitt. The boyfriend was a truck driver and was often gone overnight, Babbitt said, and Newland and the boy — then age 15 — were having “normal sexual intercourse.”