California mother, 41, who allegedly had sex with both her daughters' teenage boyfriends faces up to 17 years in jail
41-year-old Coral Lytle, of Tulare County, was charged with 21 felony counts for maintaining a sexual relationship with the teens between September 27 and October 4, 2017
A Central California mother who was charged for allegedly having sex with two teenage boys who were her daughters' boyfriends will head to trial after a judge rejected a motion to honor a plea deal.
41-year-old Coral Lytle, of Tulare County, was charged with 21 felony counts, including unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation, and contacting a minor for sex, for maintaining a sexual relationship with the teens between September 27 and October 4, 2017, according to The Fresno Bee.
Court records state that the teens, who were 14 and 15 at the time of the incidents, were freshmen at Redwood High School and that they were the boyfriends of Lytle's daughters.
Records stated that her husband, with whom she shares four children, filed for divorce just days after her arrest in October 2017.
The 41-year-old stands accused of meeting them in parks and parking lots with the intention of having sex with them. She even picked them up from their homes on certain occasions, with that particular allegation backed by the testimony of one of the victims during her preliminary hearing.
That victim said after Lytle drove to his home, he snuck out and they together went back to her house. He said she drove him back to his residence the next day at 5 am and that his parents never found out about the incident.
The court records also stated that the 41-year-old sent the teens nude photos of herself, something she admitted to doing to apparently cope with the death of her sister and her low self-esteem.
It initially appeared as though Lytle would not have to face trial after her attorney, Greg Hagopian, made a deal with a judge this past March which would have seen her walk away from her charges with one year in county jail, five years probation, and a suspended six-year sentence, in exchange for a no contest plea.
However, Judge Juliet Boccone, who was not the judge with who Hagopian struck the deal, denied the motion to honor the plea. As a result, Hagopian withdrew the no contest plea and entered a not guilty plea, and expressed his client's disappointment at the decision.
"She (Lytle) is disappointed, and I think most people would be disappointed especially when you have been given a promise by a judge and it is not fulfilled," he was quoted saying.
Lytle, who is currently free on a $550,000 bond, is scheduled to return to court on July 24 to set a date for her trial. If convicted of all the charges, she faces up to 17 years in state prison, said a spokesperson for the Tulare County District Attorney.