A babysitter who was charged with having sex with two underage boys two years ago will be spared jail time.
Loni Bouchard, 22, of Clinton, Connecticut, was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison, but her sentence was suspended and she was instead given two years of probation.
It helped her case that the family of one of her victims, who was 14 at the time of the charges supported the no-jail sentence, Judge David P. Gold said.
Under her probation, she is barred from any contact with
boys who are under the age of 16 and also barred from contacting her victims.
'I'm really sorry to the victim and their families,' Bouchard, who was 19 at the time of the relationships, said. 'This will never happen again.'
She had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.
Loni Bouchard had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy who she was hired to look after and had written in her diary about how much she missed him and how unfair it was they couldn't see each other.
She wrote: 'I have finally found the guy who treats me right and makes me so happy and I can't be with him because the law says so? I don't care about the law. I just want to be with him and not have to hide it. How can the law tell us who to fall for, who to like and who to love and especially who to date? I thought America was a free country'.
She was also involved with another underage boy - also 14 - from Southington. His parents did not allow him to speak with police investigators.