Woman sentenced for sexually abusing boys

A woman was sentenced Monday for sexually abusing boys at a Talent trailer park.

Shawna Marie Nerby, 25, of Lower Lake, Calif., was sentenced to five years' probation after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree sodomy, attempted first-degree rape and attempted second-degree rape. She is a former resident of the trailer park.

She previously had been indicted on two counts of first-degree sodomy, second-degree sodomy, first-degree rape and second-degree rape.

Nerby pleaded guilty to the lesser charges in a plea agreement.

The Jackson County District Attorney's Office and court-appointed defense attorney Christine Herbert reached the agreement because Nerby had developmental delays and had been victimized herself, said Senior Deputy District Attorney Terry Smith-Norton.

Nerby has been in the Jackson County Jail since Jan. 11 on $250,000 bail.

She admitted in court to having sexual contact in 2009 with two boys who were age 10 and 12 at the time, Smith-Norton said.

The sexual contact came to light in late 2014 after the boys stepped forward and talked to authorities. They told police the sexual contact began in 2005, when they were about 6 and 8 years old, according to Talent police.

Nerby is banned from having contact with the boys or the Talent Mobile Estates trailer park at 460 Arnos Road. She must register as a sex offender and undergo sex offender treatment.

Nerby has a child who was placed in foster care after her arrest, Herbert said.

She may be allowed to parent the child again if she complies with Department of Health and Human Services requirements, according to court officials.

Staff reporter Vickie Aldous can be reached at 541-776-4486 or valdous@mailtribune.com. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VickieAldous.

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