Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Woman convicted over child sex charges

An American charged with having sex with a central Victorian boy has been released from custody

Thirty-six year-old Barbara Case of the United States was convicted in the County Court in Bendigo of two charges of sexual penetration of a child under 16.

The court was told Case met the 15-year-old Bendigo boy over the internet, and flew to Australia last May to meet him in person.

It heard they spent 10 days together, before woman, who is a mother of three, was arrested.

Case wept as Judge Tim Wood, handed down her sentence.

She received a partially suspended sentence.

The judge took into account the 112 days she had spend in custody following her arrest and suspended the remaining 253 days.

She is expected to return to the United States as soon as possible.

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