A California woman accused of having sex with two teens who were her daughters’ boyfriends will likely be going to trial after a judge threw out a plea deal this week.
From the Fresno Bee, Judge Juliet Boccone denied a motion to honor a plea deal that would have allowed Coral Lytle, 41, to plead no contest and given her a year in county jail, five years probation, and a suspended six-year sentence. In light of Monday’s ruling, Lytle has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to appear in court on July 24.
Court documents stated that Lytle is facing 21 felony counts, including unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation, and contacting a minor for sex, for illicit sexual encounters. The alleged incidents occurred between September 27 and October 4, 2017. The victims—ages 14 and 15 at the time—were reportedly freshmen at Redwood High School and her daughters’ boyfriends.
Lytle allegedly met the boys in parks, parking lots, and picked them up from their homes to have sex. One of the victims recalled an instance when he snuck out and Lytle drove them to her house, where he stayed until 5 a.m. without his parents’ knowledge, according to the Bee.
Lytle is also accused of sending nude photos to the boys. When asked to explain her actions, Lytle reportedly blamed it the death of her sister and low self-esteem.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Lytle’s husband filed for divorce days after his wife’s arrest in October 2017. The couple reportedly have four children.
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[Featured image: Coral Lytle/Tulare County Sheriff’s Office]