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Utah Baby Sitter Has Alibi

July 14, 2001

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ A 20-year-old baby sitter who admits she had sexual contact with 8- and 9-year-old boys blamed the boys for beating and terrorizing her into the acts.

District Judge Leslie Lewis on Friday delayed Amy K. Nelson’s sentencing for 90 days and ordered her to undergo a psychosexual evaluation by prison psychologists.

Nelson said the first of five episodes occurred when she was showering and the boys took her clothes. To get her clothing back, Nelson claims, she had to let them touch her.

``We’re talking about little boys,″ Lewis countered. ``She’s an adult. She could have stopped going to the home (to baby-sit). It appears she’s in major denial.″

Nelson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree felony attempted sexual abuse of a child, and faces up to life in prison when she is sentenced Oct. 19.

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