Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Woman Accused of Seducing Boy Through MySpace

(Jupiter, Florida) A 22-year-old woman, Colleen N. Grear, was arrested yesterday and charged with sex assault of a 14-year-old boy she seduced through Grear faces one count of using a computer to seduce or solicit a child and three counts of sexual assault of a child under age 18.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Grear allegedly met the boy at least three times and had sex with him at least once.

The inappropriate behavior was discovered by the boy's mother who alerted the police.

[Update 09/22/06]

From the Orlando Sentinel, here are additional details regarding the Grear situation.
Teary-eyed, she told detectives: "I'm 22 and he's 14. I knew better. I'm a mother and have a 2-year-old daughter of my own," according to sheriff's Detective Cass Collins.

[ ... ]

Grear is a Florida Atlantic University student who works as a full-time lab technician at Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Collins said.

She worked last year as a cheerleading coach or assistant at Maranatha Christian Academy in Palm Beach Gardens and remained affiliated with the school Wednesday, Collins said. School officials could not be reached for comment despite attempts by phone. Grear's lawyer, Jack Goldberger, said she is a "sweet girl who has never had contact with the system." He declined to discuss the details of the case but said "there is another side to the story." She is deeply upset, he said.
So, she allegedly lured the boy via, repeatedly had sex with him, and knew she was committing a crime. Hey, but she's a "sweet girl" and given recent rulings of a similar nature, she'll probably get probation.

[Update 10/17/07]

Grear gets jail.

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