NORWICH – A Norwich woman who pleaded guilty to raping her young son appeared in Chenango County Court on Friday for sentencing.
The woman, whose son was under the age of 13 at the time of the rape, was sentenced to six and a half years incarceration in state prison and 10 years post release supervision for rape in the second degree.
“I am speechless at the defendant's conduct,” said First Assistant District Attorney Stephen Dunshee of the Chenango County District Attorney's Office.
An order of protection was also issued for the victim for 15 years – the maximum amount of time allowed by law. If the defendant so desires, the court said she will be able to make an application to family court to petition for contact with her son, in which case both the District Attorney and a representative attorney for the victim will be present.
According to Dunshee, the victim has no wish for contact with his mother ever and requested the maximum amount of protection by the law.
The defendant is also required to submit DNA, register as a sex offender, and pay all fines and surcharges.