Friday, April 22, 2011

Holly Aho sentenced to 12 years for sex crimes

Holly Kathleen Aho, 36-year-old mother-of-five from Prior Lake, Minnesota, has been sentenced to the 12 years for criminal sexual conduct by a person in a position of authority.

Mrs Aho was arrested in March 2010 for allegedly engaging in repeated sexual relations with her son’s teen friend, a 15-year-old boy. She pleaded guilty to felony criminal sexual conduct while in a position of authority in September 2010 – as a result of the plea deal, the second criminal sexual conduct charge was dismissed.

The victim told police that Holly Aho has started performing sex acts on him in February 2010 and later had full sexual intercourses with him multiple times. Sexual relationship of the adult woman and the the friend of her son continued until March 2010 without anyone knowing about it. The boy had been staying at the home since December 2009 because the boy’s father was experiencing financial hardship. Aho told police that the boy had been her son’s friend since sixth grade and she felt he would be “better off” living at her home with some stability, as opposed to with his father, who was having money problems.

When the teen boy learned that Aho told her husband about their sexual relationship, he became upset, court records stated. Aho and her husband then took the boy to the psychiatric ward at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale because they believed he was suicidal. Police were called to the hospital after a nurse learned about the sexual relationship between the boy and Aho. When police arrived, the boy told detectives that he had sex with Aho about 10 times, with most of the encounters happening at the family’s house when no one else was home.

Aho told police that she and the boy had sex between 10 and 20 times. She also stated that the two were having sex regularly at her family’s Prior Lake home and also once had a sexual encounter when Aho stopped her van to have sex with the boy while they were on their way to see a movie at a theater in Lakeville.

Aho was charged with criminal sexual conduct by the Scott County Attorney’s Office on March 12, 2010. Six days later, she was jailed for violating a condition of her release from jail after she allegedly visited the boy at a home where he was staying.