Babysitter Gets No Jail Time for Having Sex With Boy She Was Hired to Watch

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A woman who pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment after she was arrested for having sex with two underage boys will receive no jail time -- after one of the boy's families agreed to the no jail sentence. The woman, Loni Bouchard, was 19 years old at the time she allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old she had been hired to babysit. She was sentenced to three years in prison -- but received a suspended sentence and probation. Why no jail time? Reportedly, the judge was impressed with her "greater level of maturity" (she is now 21) and the family of the teen supported her lighter sentence.

At the time, Loni professed to be in love with the teen and wrote in her journal that she didn't agree with statutory rape laws. She reportedly wrote:

I don't care about the law. I just want to be with him and not have to hide it. How can the law tell us who to fall for, who to like and who to love and especially who to date? I thought America was a free country.

The boy's mother found text messages between Loni and the teen, which made it clear they had a sexual relationship, and called police.

Although Loni was only 19 at the time -- making a five-year age gap -- the reality is this is a million years in maturity level. Additionally, she was hired to babysit the teen, not have sex with him.

Loni's mother was also arrested for supplying the teen boy with marijuana and alcohol. And Loni had apparently been involved with another 14-year-old boy -- but those parents did not speak to investigators.

There seems to be a real double standard when it comes to statutory rape -- in fact, I don't even see the word "rape" in the news stories about this. She pleaded to lesser charges so I won't use that word either -- but you can be sure it's a word we would see if this was an older man and a younger female victim.

The fact is that a 14-year-old boy deserves to be protected from sexual predators every bit as much as young girls do. And just because you are "in love" doesn't mean you're not a predator.

Do you think this sentence was fair?


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D.j. Lord

sounds like they all deserve each other...just hope they dont reproudce any more

tcfla tcfla

Why did a 14 year old need a babysitter???? 

BPayne09 BPayne09

Why in the world did a 14 year old have a babysitter to begin with?!

Lilit... Lilith.23

:/ at 14 i was babysitting not the other way around. And i hate it when people take it lightly when it's a boy involved because if it was a 19 year old young man raping(even if the girl agreed to intercourse) a 14 year old girl, all hell would have broken loose. I think it's disgusting because she was there to babysit him and not take advantage of him.

Truthfuly she should have had the same sentence as if she had been a man. It's so unfair to think "oh since he's a boy, let's not put a great blame on the woman"

Lilit... Lilith.23

:/ at 14 i was babysitting not the other way around. And i hate it when people take it lightly when it's a boy involved because if it was a 19 year old young man raping(even if the girl agreed to intercourse) a 14 year old girl, all hell would have broken loose. I think it's disgusting because she was there to babysit him and not take advantage of him.

Truthfuly she should have had the same sentence as if she had been a man. It's so unfair to think "oh since he's a boy, let's not put a great blame on the woman"

nonmember avatar blh

Why does a 14 year old need a babysitter?? It's especially stupid to hire a 19 year to babysit someone that's 14.

Sarah... SarahHall58

A 14 yr old with a babysitter? And a teenage babysitter at that. This seems like stupid parents to me. Just because she's 19 does not mean she's actually 19 in maturity. 14 year old should not need a babysitter. I don't blame her and I don't think she's a predator. It's wrong to label her that way. She's not actively seeking out young children to molest. This was a 14 yr old boy!! 14 yr old boys are horny. Have you ever met any? I have.

Sara B. Ware

I'm afraid I am stuck with everybody else on the "why did a 14 yo need a babysitter" part.  Really?

wamom223 wamom223

Its so weird that a 14 year old would need a babysitter but this chick got away with rape!!!!!!  Lets focus on that!  This double standard makes me sick, if this was a 19 year old boy with a 14 year old he would be in jail.  Also the boys family are sick to be okay with this.  It wasn't the first time so I doubt it will be the last.  It  makes me sick that this many people are putting other boys at risk with sending her the message that this is okay.

sweet... sweetaspie630

I'm stuck on the 14 year old with a babysitter too lol. But I really think we need to loosen some of the rape laws. 19 and immature and 14 and mature whether the 14 year old is male or female, is fine with me. If my 14  year old says she wants to date an 19 year old I would have no problems IF I met him, and got to know him. But my 14 year old has a maturity and itelligence level of a 17 year old, and most 19 year old guys I've met are about as mature as a 12 year old.

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