A MI mother held back tears Monday as she was sentenced to prison for luring two teenage boys by using Snapchat and then having sex with them - incidents she called the "biggest regret" of her life.
Lajiness tricked the adolescent young men, who were 14 and 15 at the time, by sending them stripped pictures of herself on Snapchat and afterward having late-night sexual experiences close to their folks' homes while sitting in her auto, agents said.
Assistant County Prosecutor John Vella said Lajiness' husband of 16 years, David, had written a letter to the judge suggesting that his wife's insomnia was to blame for her actions.
A mother of the then-14-year-old-victim expressed how devastating the illegal sexual encounters had been, and continue to be, for her son via an impact statement read aloud by a victim advocate.
She said Lajiness once drove to the boy's father's house at 4 a.m., waited "for my son to run the driveway, commit a crime and leave".
Adding, 'Did you know that this was wrong? "Did you ever stress over the mischief you were doing to my child?" she proceeded.
Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David S. Swartz agreed that her behaviour was inappropriate but made a decision to go to the low end of the sentencing guidelines which recommended 57 months to 15 years in part because of her obvious psychological issues and because she did not have a prior criminal record.
The court heard Lajiness was cheating on her husband with a third male who might have been an adult.
She said: "My number one priority has always been my two children and I've provided for them in a way nobody else can".
Lajiness pleaded guilty in March to three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes, and one count of furnishing obscenity to children.
"The guys at school pick on him and say it's cool that he had sex with a mom", she wrote, according to the report.
In exchange, prosecutors agreed to dismiss 10 other charges against the beauty salon worker, who will spend a minimum of four years and nine months behind bars, and up to 15 years, according to Ann Arbor News. "He has had to stay strong in front of them".
Lajiness' defense attorney told the judge that his client has been struggling with mental health problems, but an expert has found that she was not a sexual predator and if she receives help, she is unlikely to re-offend in the future. "It's this defendant that chose to have sex with minors", Vella said.
Mitigating, David Goldstein said Lajiness was repentant.
The judge agreed the behavior was inappropriate, but made a decision to sentence Lajiness at the low end of the state guidelines, in part because of her mental health issues and because she doesn't have a criminal past.
Lajiness, a mother of two, was immediately taken into custody following the hearing.