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Woman pleads guilty to attempted sex abuse of teen

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 2:25am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to attempted sexual abuse of a 17-year-old boy whom she met while she worked in a youth employment program.

Thirty-year-old Loni Haggins of Bowie, Md. entered the plea Friday. She faces a year in prison at sentencing in December and must register as a sex offender for 10 years.

According to government evidence, Haggins worked as a supervisor for a Summer Youth Employment Program in Washington, in which the victim was a participant. Prosecutors say beginning in August 2010, Haggins engaged in sex acts with the youth.

Prosecutors say Haggins gave birth to the youth's child. She was arrested last month.


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