Mom Guilty of Rape for Arranging Daughter's Sex Date

Published September 22, 2005

| Associated Press

A woman pleaded guilty to second-degree rape for providing a hotel room and liquor so her 13-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old friend could have sex with two men they just met.

The woman, whose name was withheld to protect her daughter's identity, allegedly told investigators it was time for her daughter to "have sex and get it over with." The age of consent in New York is 17.

The mother, who lives in Sayville (search), took the girls to White Plains for an overnight shopping trip in April. The girls ran into the men -- Gilberto Gonzalez, 19, and Michael Berger, 18, -- at a mall, and the men went to the hotel where the mother and girls had taken a room.

The mother bought beer and hard lemonade for the teenagers and admitted Wednesday in court that she was with them in the hotel room when the sex occurred.

Judge Rory Bellantoni (search) said he would sentence the woman to six months in jail if she convinces him during sentencing set for Oct. 26 that she understands the seriousness of the crime. Rape charges against the men are pending.

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