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Mother of 4 to serve 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping boy, 14

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A 32-year-old mother of four was sentenced to 30 years with 10 years to serve in prison after she pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old boy who lived in her Douglas County neighborhood.

Edith Williams pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of statutory rape of the juvenile, according to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office.

Assistant District Attorney Tom Kegley told the court that Williams "was a 32-year old-woman, a housewife with four children, who deliberately went out of her way to seek out a 14-year-old boy in her neighborhood to have sex with," according to a news release.

Kegley went on to call the defendant "a predator."

"A 14-year-old boy, no different than a 14-year old-girl, is not mentally or emotionally capable of entering into and dealing with a sexual relationship with an adult in her 30's," Kegley said.

Along with her prison sentence, Williams was ordered to have no contact with the victim once she is released, Assistant District Attorney David Emadi said.

The teen's mom testified that her son is suffering emotionally, Emadi said.

The woman said her son has been seeing a therapist regularly, and has been acting out and getting in trouble at school, Emadi said.

The sex crimes were uncovered by the boy's father who discovered the text messages, which were of a sexual nature on his phone, Emadi said. The assaults occurred between April 1 and June 7, 2013, prosecutors said.

“There is no greater cause than protecting our children from sexual predators,” District Attorney Brian Fortner said. “A 32-year-old woman seeking out a 14-year-old boy is the very definition of a predator.”