Clifton Woman Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Grandchildren

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A Clifton woman was sentenced Monday to fifteen months in jail, and will be on probation for 20 years to life, after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting her grandchildren.

During that time she is not allowed to have contact with any child under the age of 18. She also is forbidden from using a computer or accessing the internet.

To protect the young victims involved in the crime, 11 News has decided not to release the name of the woman or show pictures of her.

The 49 year old forced two of her grandchildren to perform sexual acts on her, while she broadcast it to a 26 year old man in Toronto over the internet.

In June, she pleaded guilty to felony counts of sexual assault on a child by a person of trust, and sexual exploitation of a child. She also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of child abuse because feces and mold were found in the home where she and five children were living.

Although they say there is no excuse for what she did, both the prosecutor and defense attorney believe the only reason the woman committed the crime, was because she believed the male in Toronto was in love with her. They say in internet conversations, the man promised to come visit her in Colorado or to fly her to Canada if she could convince her grandchildren to engage in sexual acts with her.

The judge said he felt community corrections would have been the best way to resolve the issue, however, the local facility would not accept her.



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