NEW YORK (CBS 2) — She’s a 20-year-old woman who allegedly took wild sexual liberties with a 13-year-old boy.
And now, as CBS 2’s John Slattery reports, she is facing very serious charges, including statutory rape.
The 20-year-old is Megan Donovan, and she had no comment on Thursday. The 13-year-old boy, who lives in the Rossville section of Staten Island, is not being identified. His family’s attorney is Louis Diamond.
“The allegation is that there was a formal act of sex, intercourse, with someone under 14,” Diamond said.
The parents of the 20-year-old would not speak of the case.
A source close to the investigation said there were text messages exchanged about what happened, and that the boy bragged about it.
The woman’s attorney, Mark Geiser, told the court the 13-year-old has an active imagination. He said there were seven people in the house, and there’s no way it could have happened. In Donovan’s upscale Prince’s Bay neighborhood, there was surprise at the charges against her.
“She’s a very nice girl. I’m very surprised to hear that,” neighbor Ron Hansen said, adding when pressed if it’s possible something happened, “I really don’t think so.”
But the attorney for the alleged victim disagreed.
“Obviously, she has a problem to do something like this. People should seek help, if they have these desires,” Diamond said.
If Donovan is convicted, she would have to be registered as a sex offender under Megan’s Law, a black mark that would follow her for the rest of her life.
Donovan was released on $1,000 bond, and ordered to stay away from the child and his family.
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