A Florida woman who repeatedly sexually abused a minor after giving birth to his baby has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
28-year-old Marissa Mowry had her fate handed down to her at the Hillsborough County Courthouse on Wednesday after she pleaded guilty to sexual battery, Tampa Bay Times reports.
According to the report, Mowry had sex with the boy in January 2014 when she was working as his live-in nanny.
While she was 22 at the time, her victim was only 11 years old. Mowry subsequently became pregnant and gave birth to the boy's son in October that year.
However, his unsuspecting parents had no idea of what had transpired between the two. They let her continue to work at the family home, believing Mowry's boyfriend was the father of the child.
Mowry unabashedly continued to engage in sexual intercourse with the minor and abused him at least 15 times over the course of the next few months.
And it took the boy three years before he finally mustered the courage to tell his mother what happened.
Detectives subsequently conducted a thorough investigation and arrested Mowry on charges of sexual battery, later booking her into the Hillsborough County Jail.
Mowry then faced a barrage of additional charges including sexual assault by 18 years of age or older, sex battery victim under 12 years of age, 11 counts of sexual assault by custodian, sex battery victim 12 years of age and under 18 years of age.
The victim is now 17 years of age and was present at the sentencing with their five-year-old boy.
He takes his son to school every morning and then proceeds to go to school himself. When he gets back home, he plays with him in their backyard.
Nadean Campbell, his mother, told Tampa Bay Times that being a father has undoubtedly put limits on his teenage life.
According to her, he can't spend time with his friends after school as he has to take care of his son. “It has not ruined his life, but it’s changed his life," Campbell said. “But he has turned into one of the most amazing dads you’ll ever meet."