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Salem woman sentenced to 12 years for raping boy, 12

Salem woman sentenced to 12 years for raping boy, 12
Sarah Beth Hopkins

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 36-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to raping a 12-year-old boy was sentenced Wednesday in Salem to 12 years in prison.

Sarah Beth Hopkins also must register as a sex offender and spend the rest of her life under supervision after her prison term.

The Statesman Journal reports Hopkins was tearful and apologetic in Marion County Circuit Court and asked the judge to have mercy on her.

The victim's mother also spoke and said her son forgives her.

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Information from: Statesman Journal