Coral Lytle, 41, was charged following alleged encounters with a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old

By Jeff Truesdell
April 17, 2019 11:23 AM
Visalia Police Department

A California mom is accused of having sex with the underage boyfriends of both of her daughters.

Court filings allege that 41-year-old Coral Lytle “took advantage of a position of trust to molest two boys who she met when they [were in] teenage dating relationships with the defendant’s daughters,” a Tulare County deputy district attorney wrote, reports Fresno TV station KFSN.

Lytle, of Tulare, pleaded guilty to 12 counts of sexual abuse of minors in the case, according to the Visalia Times Delta.

However, Tulare County prosecutor spokesman Stuart Anderson tells PEOPLE that because of a disagreement among judges overseeing the case regarding Lytle’s sentence, Lytle “could potentially withdraw her March plea to all charges and discuss a new indicated sentence,” or a new trial date could be set for her.

Court documents obtained by PEOPLE show the allegations against Lytle center on alleged abuse against a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy in 2017.

Coral Lytle in court

The alleged victims both were Redwood High School freshman at the time, and were given alcohol and cigars by Lytle, who drove from her home to meet them, according to prosecutors, reports KFSN.

After his alleged third encounter with Lytle, the 15-year-old boy “stated this was the last time he had sex with [Lytle] because he felt bad shaking [her] husband’s hand knowing what he was doing with [Lytle],” the deputy district attorney wrote, according to the outlet.

Authorities were alerted when one of the boys made a report to Visalia police alleging an “inappropriate relationship” with the woman, reports the Visalia Times Delta.

Following her arrest, according to KFSN, Lytle’s husband filed for divorce in a case that is pending.

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A judge indicated after testimony at a March 2018 hearing that Lytle would be sentenced to three years in prison, but — after the district attorney’s office urged a longer sentence — a different judge said last month that if Lytle agreed to plead guilty, he would offer her one year in the county jail with a six-year suspended sentence, and require her to register as a sex offender, the Visalia Times Delta reports.

Lytle agreed, but the agreement collapsed in court Monday, when a third judge said he didn’t think the sentence was appropriate and set another hearing for next Monday. At that hearing, Lytle has the option to withdraw her guilty plea, Anderson tells PEOPLE.

If tried and convicted on all charges, Lytle faces up to 17 years in prison.