A 15-year-old student who was sexually assaulted by a 24-year-old school security officer says he feels “ruined” after the woman only received a suspended two-year prison sentence and will be allowed to avoid prison completely if she attends counseling.
Last week, 24-year-old Patience Perez was sentenced to a two-year prison term which the judge then suspended, allowing her to stay free if she attends counseling. Authorities say the woman had sex with the teenager and attempted to recruit him to kill her husband.
The boy, who has asked to remain unnamed, told media that “This has basically ruined me. This has not physically hurt me, but mentally it’s hurt me a lot.”
According to the boy, Perez approached him in a school hallway and gave him her phone number and email.
The boy says “Like any other teenager, you would think you’re the man. You got this older female that’s giving you her contact information.”
For the next month, the two engaged in a sexual relationship and Perez would take the boy to her house to drink or smoke marijuana.
The relationship was discovered when the boy’s mom found a naked photo of Perez on his phone and called the police. Now, the boy is shocked that Perez did not receive a longer sentence.
“If it was a dude, if it was an older man and a younger female about my age, that dude would be locked up for the rest of his life,” the boy said.
The mom is petitioning the Virginia Beach government for harsher sentencing, saying “She took advantage of a teenage boy that had depression issues, anger issues.”