Joy Leeann McCall, a 36-year-old mom of two teen daughters from Marion Oaks, Florida, admitted in court that she had sex three times with a 12-year-old boy she contacted on Facebook, and was hit with a 10-year prison sentence, which she began serving on Monday.
McCall pleaded guilty to three counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child, a second-degree felony. Each count carried a 10-year sentence, but Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Ohlman said he would allow the three sentences to run concurrently. He also shortened the sentence by 134 days, which is the amount of time McCall has already spent in jail.
McCall is reported to work as a retail associate at a major chain store and to have attended the College of Central Florida and Lake Weir High School in Marion County, from which she graduated in 1996.
The sexual relationship between McCall and the 12-year-old male, who has not been named publicly, became known to police when the boy’s mother called them after hearing about the relationship from a friend of her son.
The 12-year-old boy’s mother and McCall had reportedly been friends.
The boy told investigators that he started receiving Facebook messages from the mother of two teenage girls earlier this year, messages that grew increasingly “more heated,” police said, until McCall started sending photos of herself clad only in her undergarments to the boy.
After that, Joy Leeann McCall sent text messages to the 12-year-old asking him to meet her at local mall. McCall first performed oral sex on the boy, who had removed his pants, and then the two engaged in intercourse in the back seat of McCall’s car, which was parked in the Paddock Mall parking lot in Marion Oaks, according to a report in The Ocala Post.
But that wasn’t the end of the sexual encounters between the mom and the tweener. The boy told detectives that he then reached out to McCall five days after their initial sexual tryst. She responded by picking him up in her vehicle and drove him to what police described as a “desolate wooded area.”
The adult woman and the male child then had sexual relations a second time.
They met again at the same isolated location on February 16 and had sex for third and what turned out to be the final time. The boy’s mother soon found out about the inappropriate contact and informed police.
“She was able to see through the different text messaging that had occurred between McCall and the juvenile. And determine the dates that the incidents had occurred,” Ocala Police Sergeant Angy Scroble said.
Cases of adult women engaging in sex with underage boys have been reported with some frequency in recent months. In June, the 30-year-old mom of a 4-year-old of her own was caught naked in an alleged sexual orgy with three boys ages 10 and under and now faces life in prison. Also in June, a 35-year-old high school math teacher in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was arrested on suspicion that she had sex with two teen boys, ages 15 and 16. And those are just two of numerous recent cases.
When detectives questioned Joy Leeann McCall, she admitted that she had sex with the 12-year-old, an admission which she repeated in court on July 8. Acquaintances of Joy McCall described her to The Ocala Post as slightly unstable and “weird.” The custody status of McCall’s two daughters was unclear.
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