Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Woman pleads guilty to lesser counts

September 12, 2013

A 38-year-old former Sharon woman who had sex with two 15-year-old boys pleaded guilty Aug. 29 to several reduced charges.

Rachael A. McCormick, now of East Troy, pleaded guilty to two counts of exposing a child to harmful materials, Class I felonies, and two misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree sexual assault.

McCormick was originally charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child, Class B felonies. She originally faced up to 120 years imprisonment.

Now, with the reduced charges, she faces up to 8.5 years imprisonment.

She is scheduled for an Oct. 11 sentencing hearing in front of Judge Phillip Koss.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Oct. 1, 2012, police spoke with a 15-year-old boy, who is identified in the criminal complaint as Victim 1. Victim 1 told police that he went to McCormick’s residence on Sept. 29, 2012, where she gave him raspberry vodka.

The boy told police that he got “drunk” and had sex with McCormick.

On Oct. 9, 2012, police and Child Advocacy Coordinator Paula Hocking met with McCormick. McCormick admitted to giving alcohol to Victim 1, but said she was very intoxicated and didn’t remember having sex with him.

However, she said she remembered having sex with another 15-year-old boy, who is identified as Victim 2 in the criminal complaint. On Oct. 11, 2012, Victim 2 told police that he had sex with McCormick on Sept. 29.

Victim 2 also told police that Victim 1 asked McCormick if he could have sex with her, and she agreed.