Woman, 31, who became pregnant by 13-year-old boy avoids jail
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A 31-year-old woman who became pregnant from a 13-year-old boy will not face jail time.
Andrea Serrano admitted to having sex with the minor in June 2022 and later became pregnant as a result of the sexual assault.
After being originally arrested in July last year, the Colorado woman was freed shortly after on a $70,000 bond.
Back then, the Fountain Police Department charged Serrano with sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, as well as sexual assault on a child.
Not only did Serrano admit to having sex with the boy, but she also said that she was in a relationship with the minor.
KOAA also reported that Serrano and the minor had been living together for several weeks before the subsequent arrest happened.
On Friday (3 March), reports said that Serrano's lawyers had come to a plea deal with prosecutors that would mean she would not be jailed for her crimes.
Instead, Serrano will be registered as a sex offender, but KKTV reported that Serrano could still face 10 years to life of 'sex offender intensive supervised probation'.
That sentence will be determined in May when a hearing will decide how long her period of probation will last for.
Since her arrest last year, Serrano has given birth to the teen's baby, who is currently in her care. However, the teen's family are planning to go to the courts to try and gain custody of the newborn.
Serrano's crimes were discovered after a therapist suspected something suspicious and came forward with the sexual assault allegations.
And after she was interviewed by police, the woman confessed to all her crimes, which many would expect would lead to a prison sentence.
Understandably, the victim's mother is not happy about the plea deal that was recently made public.
Speaking to KKTV, she said: "I feel like my son is robbed of his childhood. Now he’s having to be a father. He’s a victim, and he’s going to have to live with that for the rest of his life.
"I feel like if she was a man and he was a little girl, it would definitely be different.
"They would be seeking more. I feel like because he is not a woman, they are not. They are having compassion for her."
Serrano is also due back in court in March where she is facing two additional misdemeanor charges for violating the terms of a restraining order.
If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence regarding the welfare of a child, contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, 8am–10pm Monday to Friday, 9am–6pm weekends. If you are a child seeking advice and support, call Childline for free on 0800 1111