November 11, 2008

Valerie Posey sentenced in playground molestation

November 11, 2008

By Tom Blakey, The Norman (OK) Transcript

A 27-year-old Moore woman was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for molesting a 13-year-old boy on a Moore elementary school playground.

Valerie Faye Posey entered pleas of guilty and was sentenced by District Judge Tom Lucas to serve 20 years with 12 suspended for lewd acts with a child; and 10 years with two suspended for forcible oral sodomy, with the sentences to run concurrently.

The convictions requires she serve 85 percent of her sentence, or 6.8 years, before she is eligible for parole recommendation, officials said.

According to court records, March 22, the mother of the juvenile victim, found sexually explicit text messages on her son's cell phone, along with nude photos. The victim's mother contacted police, and officers arrived and observed more text messages indicating Posey wanted to meet the victim at a fast food restaurant at 12th and City Avenue in Moore. Officers went to that location and contacted the defendant, court records show.

In a subsequent forensic interview, the victim said Posey knew he was 13 years old when they met in January 2008.

Posey admitted meeting the victim the evening of Feb. 23, at Kelley Elementary School, and engaging in sexual acts on playground equipment.

Assistant District Attorney Rick Sitzman said Posey admitted knowing what she was doing was wrong, but stated she was "sexually attracted" to the juvenile victim.

Posey was represented by an attorney with the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System.

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