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Pa. woman sentenced for having sex with teenager

March 24, 2005|by DON AINES

chambersburg@herald-mail.com

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A woman convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old boy and leading several others on a vandalism spree last year was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to 111/2 to 23 months in the county prison.

Roseann M. Thompson, 36, of 205 S. Main St., Mont Alto, Pa., and formerly of Chambersburg, pleaded guilty Jan. 31 to statutory sexual assault, three counts of corruption of minors and two counts of criminal mischief. Sentenced to jail on the sexual assault charge, Thompson received an additional 10 years on probation from Judge John R. Walker for the other charges.

Thompson was ordered to pay restitution to the more than 40 victims in the case who had windows shot out with BB guns between May 29 and June 1. Assistant District Attorney John Lisko said the restitution came to more than $15,000.

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Walker asked Thompson why she had sexual relations with the boy and took part in vandalizing property.

"I was intoxicated and he stripped me," Thompson said. She blamed former boyfriend Brian McWilliams of Narvon, Pa., for making her go along with the youths, two of them her own children, while they drove around shooting out windows.

"He shot me with BBs," she said of McWilliams, who served 89 days in jail after pleading guilty last year to three counts of criminal mischief and two counts of criminal conspiracy.

The affidavit of probable cause filed by Chambersburg police, however, stated that Thompson and the boy had sexual relations twice, including once in a cemetery where she had driven the boy. Another affidavit alleged she was the only adult in the vehicle when it was pulled over on the morning of June 1 and police found several juveniles and BB guns inside.

"I don't believe in the Tooth Fairy and I don't believe your story now," Walker said. "You fooled around with a 15-year-old and you're going to jail."

"What you did was dumber than the devil," Walker said.

As part of her plea agreement, the prosecution agreed not to seek a state prison sentence.

Walker warned her that if she had any sexual contact with juveniles after her release from jail, "I guarantee you'll get a scholarship to one of our finer state institutions."

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