A woman raped her daughter’s 13-year-old boyfriend in a car after he sneaked out of his home in the middle of the night to meet her.
Elaine Goodman, 46, said she was "truly, truly hurt" by what she had done after pleading guilty to the charges.
But she walked free from court after her lawyer said putting her behind bars was not the answer.
James Liguor told the judge his client was sorry and "hurt to the core by how much she hurt so many people".
Goodman was arrested and charged with fourth-degree rape after Smyrna police received a report claiming the woman had sex with a minor.
The boy had snuck out of his home early morning on March 15, 2015, to meet with Goodman around 1am until 4:30am where they engaged in intimate acts inside her car.
The boy at one point told the Children’s Advocacy Center that Goodman kissed him and undressed before they had sex.
Police recovered DNA evidence from Goodman’s vehicle, clothing and the cell phone she used to communicate with the boy.
Goodman wept in court, acknowledging that her actions “hurt people,” which was “terrible.”
"I know sorry is just a word, but I really am," she said.
Deputy Attorney General Denise Weeks-Tappan said the mother only thought about herself without considering the boy’s well-being.
“The crime has affected the victim in many ways,” Weeks-Tappan said. “He's hurt, embarrassed and it is affecting his schooling.”
She was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to attend sexual disorder counseling and to be registered as a sex offender.
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