Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sharon Frable Sexually Abused 3 Young Boys

Sharon Frable, 34-year-old woman from Easton, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to seven years in state prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing three young boys from the neighborhood.

Frable was arrested in January 2012 after a year-and-a-half investigation into her and her boyfriend at the time, Jose Lebron. The Children, Youth and Families Division of Northampton County contacted police in May 2010 after three boys told authorities that Frable and Lebron sexually abused them.

Frable faced numerous charges, including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and indecent assault. In a plea deal, Frable pleaded guilty to five of 36 charges against her. Northampton County Judge Stephen Baratta sentenced her to seven years and a month to 20 and a half years in state prison.

According to court documents, the oldest victim who was 15 at the time, told police they were forced to watch pornography with the two adults and watch them have sex with each other. Two other boys, ages 11 and 12, were sexually assaulted by Lebron, the 15-year-old said, and he was forced to perform sex acts with Sharon Frable. According to police, Frable once told teen boy that she would tell Lebron the 15-year-old had stolen from him if he did have sex with her.

Frable will have to register for the rest of her life as a sex offender once she is released from prison. Assistant District Attorney Patricia Broscius said the victims were so traumatized that, to spare them from having to testify at trial, she agreed in plea negotiations to drop more serious charges like rape.

Frable’s sentence also included an unrelated case in which she walked away in 2011 from Northampton County Prison work release, where she had been sent for contempt of a domestic relations order, according to court records. She was also on probation under a 2007 receiving stolen property case.

Lebron, 37, also faces sexual assault charges. In September, he pleaded guilty to corrupting minors and indecent assault, admitting he showed pornography to the three boys and fondled them and forced them to fondle him. But he has since withdrawn that plea and is now scheduled to go to trial in April.

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