American woman pleads guilty to kissing and groping 14-year-old boy she wanted to adopt

Christy Lynn Jaski allegedly climbed on top of teen and said she had to 'fight' urge to go further

Gabriel Samuels
Wednesday 10 August 2016 17:42
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Christy Lynn Jaski
Christy Lynn Jaski

An American woman has pleaded guilty to kissing and groping a 14-year-old Filipino boy she was in the process of adopting.

Christy Lynn Jaski, 43, from Wilmington in North Carolina, allegedly climbed on top of the teenager and admitted to a friend she had to “fight” the urge to go further in groping him, during as series of incidents between December 2014 and January 2015.

The case was raised by Wilmington police department after Jaski allegedly sent text messages to her friend in the Philippines saying she had kissed the boy who she referred to as “her son”.

Meanwhile the victim said Jaski had blamed him for the incidents and had stated she did not know “how it had got to this point” between them, according to Wilmington Star News.

At New Hanover County Superior Court, Jaski pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery involving a minor, and was sentenced to three years supervised probation -- and registered as a sex offender for 30 years.

Jaski founded a child adoption ministry in 2004 which has operated across several US states and ensured new homes for more than 20 children.

It is not known how far through the adoption process Jaski was with the unnamed boy, how she had come to adopt him and her motivation behind adopting him.

Jaski’s lawyers confirmed she has had no contact with the boy since he was removed from the family home, and the boy has been placed in another state and is “doing well.”

The original charges of indecent liberties with a child, behaviour described by police officers as “lewd and lascivious”, were dismissed by the judge as part of Jaski’s plea deal.

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