Florida woman, 28, was convicted Wednesday for giving birth to a child she conceived for an 11-year-old’s baby while she was working as his live-in nanny
Marissa Mowry had sex with an minor child in Hillsborough County, Florida in January 2014 and fell pregnant
The nanny was 22-years-old at the time she had the baby, the baby’s father was 11
On Wednesday, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery
The victim, now aged 17, appeared at Wednesday’s sentencing with their son, who is now five years old
Mowry reportedly, has also given birth to another baby from another teenager she is accused of sexually abusing
Marissa Mowry, 28, of Port Richey pled guilty to the crime and her fate was handed down in Hillsborough County Courthouse on Wednesday.
Mowry was working as the boy’s live-in nanny at a Hillsborough County residence in January 2014 when they had sexual intercourse that resulted in a pregnancy, according to officials.
At the time, she was 22 and the victim was aged 11.
In October of that year, Mowry gave birth to the boy’s son, but his unsuspecting parents had no idea. They believed Mowry’s boyfriend was the father of the child, and she stayed working at the family home.
Mowry abused the boy at least 15 times over the course of several months before he turned 12, according to WFLA. – Authorities said Mowry and the victim continued with their sexual relationship multiple times while the victim was between the ages of 11 and 14 years old.
However, the victim did not report what had happened to him until 2017, at which point Mowry was arrested and charged with sexual battery and transported to the Hillsborough County Jail.Courtesy: wfla
Fourteen additional charges were filed against her including 3 counts of Sexual Assault by 18 years of age or older Sex Battery Victim under 12 years of age, 11 counts of Sexual Assault by Custodian Sexy Battery Victim 12 years of age and under 18 years of age.
After her first court appearance, Mowry was placed under $100,000 for each of her four counts of capital sex battery. The 11 counts of first-degree felony sex battery each carried a bond of $15,000. Her total bond was set to $565,000.
On Wednesday Mowry, was sentenced to spend two decades behind bars at a Hillsborough County court for sexually assaulting the boy when he was 11-years-old.
The victim, who is now aged 17, appeared at the sentencing with the five-year-old child he shares with Mowry.
Mowry was initially facing life in prison before she struck a plea deal. She will also have to register as a sex offender when she is released from jail.
She added that she has been left betrayed by the acts of abuse.
‘I thought of her almost [Mowry] as a second daughter,’ she said.told WFLA.
The family even went to visit Mowry in the hospital after she had given birth – with a chilling photo obtained by that news network showing the young victim holding his infant son.
‘It cost my son his childhood. He’s not going to know his teen years like a normal teenager, ‘the victim’s mother added.
The teen is now in his senior year of high school, juggling his school commitments with raising his young child.
The victim’s mother says he is excelling at fatherhood.
Meanwhile, WFLA reported that Mowry has also given birth to another baby from another teenage boy she is accused of sexually abusing. No charges appear to have been filed in relation to that case.
Mowry will also face an additional 10 years on probation.