Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pennsylvania Woman Accused of Sexually Abusing Son

Carol Hann, 44-year-old mother from Plymouth Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, has been accused of years long sexual abuse and incest with her son, beginning when the boy was 8-year-old.

Hann  is charged with rape of a child, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and incest. The boys father, Robert Caravella, is charged with conspiracy to commit rape of a child, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and distributing explicit sexual material to minors.

According to the victim,  his introduction to pornography when he was 7-year-old evolved into thrice weekly viewings with his father, designed to familiarize him with sexual intercourse. His father called him over to the family computer and told him to watch the video playing on the screen. There were naked women, the boy said, and naked men. They were having sex. On his eighth birthday, the boy said, his father led him to an upstairs bedroom at their Plymouth home and demanded he have sex with his mother. "He had been building me up to it."

Authorities said one of the reasons the abuse was able to continue unnoticed for so long is that the boy did not attend a traditional school. After first grade, he was enrolled in a cyber school, taking classes online from a computer in his room. Authorities said the abuse continued until Aug. 19, 2010, when police arrived at the couple's Gould Street, Plymouth, home after Luzerne County Children and Youth Services received a report of a child living in "deplorable" conditions. That was the same day two girls revealed to police that Caravella molested them on numerous occasions from 2002 to 2005. Caravella faces separate charges in that case.

After his eighth birthday, the boy said, he and his mother fell into a routine of sex as much as four times a week. Each time, he said, "she'd start by taking her clothes off and I'd follow.". The boy did not realize the encounters with his mother were wrong or criminal until four years later, when a shocked foster parent told him she would not require him to have intercourse.

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