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Woman accepts plea deal in sex case

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By AP Wires

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) _ A 29-year-old Post Falls woman has
accepted a plea agreement in a case in which she was charged with
having sex with a 14-year-old boy she was hired to watch in August
2007.

The Spokesman-Review reported that Summer K.A. Hughes entered an Alford plea Thursday to four counts of misdemeanor injury to a
child. Under an Alford plea, a person does not admit the crime, but
acknowledges they could be found guilty at trial.

Kootenai County prosecutors had charged Hughes with felony lewd
conduct, but the boy testified in May that the sex acts occurred on
dates that Hughes was not in the state.

Investigators say it was a slip-up by the boy, while Hughes'
lawyer said the boy changed his story several times.

First District Judge John Mitchell sentenced Hughes, also known
as Summer Nelson, to two years on probation.
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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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