Woman Raped Boy, 13, With 'Nice Body,' Gets Probation

Elaine Goodman faced up to 15 years
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2017 1:03 PM CST
Woman Raped Boy, 13, With 'Nice Body,' Gets Probation
Elaine Goodman.   (Smyrna PD)

A 46-year-old Delaware woman had this to say about the 13-year-old she raped: "He is so cute with a nice ass body. I asked him what in the world are u doing with a body like that at 13..." That text, among others and DNA evidence, led to Elaine B. Goodman's arrest; she pleaded guilty to fourth-degree rape in November. And though the Dover woman faced up to 15 years in jail, she was on Thursday sentenced to two years probation, reports the News Journal. Though in an earlier report, Delaware State News predicted she wouldn't be handed the max, it noted that the offense's "presumptive sentencing range" was up to 2.5 years for a first-time conviction.

Judge Robert B. Young called the sex act "an aberration" on Goodman's part, saying that while it was an "egregious" crime, incarceration was not the proper punishment. Per court documents, Goodman and the boy, at the time her daughter's boyfriend, met about 1am on March 15, 2015, drove around the area, then parked and climbed into the backseat before parting around 4:30am. Prosecutors contend the teen is now "hurt, embarrassed and it is affecting his schooling." Per stats cited by RAINN, "1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult." (More rape stories.)

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