UPDATE: Virginia Beach mom sentenced to two years for sexually abusing young boys

Posted at 7:56 AM, Jun 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-24 18:08:40-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Crystal McBride, a Virginia Beach mother, will spend two years behind bars after having sexual relations with several 13-15 year old boys.

She was also ordered to register as a sex offender.

According to court documents, Crystal McBride engaged in sexual acts with 13 and 14 year old boys after giving them alcohol. Her boyfriend, 39-year-old James Owens, Jr., is accused of buying the teens that booze.

Court documents also show it happened on two separate occasions in a backyard hot tub at her Waverly Drive home.

A judge accepted McBride's guilty plea back in December, and ordered her to undergo a psychological evaluation.

McBride read an apology to the victims' parents in court on Tuesday. She says she can't fully explain what happened that night and says she is so sorry.

One of the victim's mothers also took the stand on Tuesday and tearfully told the judge that her son switched schools after the excuse.

Then she talked about the night McBride sexually assaulted her son. She said she only let her son sleep over McBride's house because she felt comfortable around her and she seemed strict.

And even though McBride sexually abused her son, she says she forgives her but wants her to get help.

A psychologist was next to take the stand and said McBride is in denial and thinks the boys came on to her. The psychologist also says alcohol played a huge role in the sexual abuse.

Several of McBride's friends and family also testified, saying how good of a person she is and she isn't a danger to society.

But ultimately, despite her apology, the judge sided with the Commonwealth, sentencing McBride to two years behind bars.

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