PAYETTE -- A Payette woman who admitted to having sex with a eighth-grader will get another chance to stay out of prison.
Kimberly Dawn Ahendres, 37, was sentenced to ten years behind bars. But a judge opted to retain jurisdiction in the case, meaning Ahendres could avoid that sentence if she successfully completes a rehabilitation program.
Ahendres told police she met the victim, a friend of her son, when he was in the sixth grade. She said the pair entered into a sexual relationship when he was 14.
Police say the pair used the app Snapchat to trade explicit photos. According to court documents, Ahendres had sex with the victim when he came over to her house for sleepovers.
The teen said Ahendres had told him not to say anything about their sexual relationship so she wouldn't get in trouble.
In a police interview, Ahendres told detectives she and the boy planned to get married after he turned 18. She pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 16 in July.
Under Idaho statute, sexual abuse of a child under 16 is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
Deputy Prosecutor Margo Anderson said in addition to the rider, Ahendres was ordered to spend ten years on probation and register as a sex offender. She was also barred from contacting the teenage victim for at least ten years.
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