On Monday, a married mother of two in Michigan who had sex with two boys, one 14 and the other 15, luring them with naked pictures on Snapchat, was sentenced to four years and nine months to 15 years in prison.
Brooke Lajiness, 38, of Lima Township, Michigan, who sent the boys pictures of herself in a bathtub and performing sex acts, stated before her sentencing, “This has been the biggest regret of my life. My family means everything to me, and I’ve caused them great pain for these regretful choices I have made.” She had sex with the boys in her car after showing up at their parents’ homes late at night; she admitted to having sex with one boy between eight and 15 times in the back of her parked car.
Michigan State Police Trooper Donald Pasternak testified, “They started conversing and exchanging nude photographs while he was still in middle school.”
The mother of one of the victims released an impact statement in which she asserted her son has suffered serious psychological and emotional damage. She stated:
You made a conscious effort on several occasions to make arrangements to meet my son, sneak out of your house, start your car, leave your husband and children at home and drive to my son’s father’s house, back into the driveway between midnight and 4 a.m., wait for my son to run in the driveway, commit a crime and leave. Did you know that this was wrong? Did you ever worry about the harm you were doing to my son?
The mother recounted, "The guys at school pick on him and say it's cool that he had sex with a mom. My son shared with me that the guys at school have no idea what he's been going through and how he struggles. He has had to stay strong in front of them."
Lajiness’ husband wrote a letter blaming the sexual assaults on his wife’s insomnia.
According to her Facebook profile, Lajiness was a former esthetician at a salon in Monroe who studied at UNLV and the Michigan College of Beauty.