Pennsylvania woman sentenced to 60 years for raping a boy, 6,

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Pennsylvania woman sentenced to 60 years for raping a boy, 6,

A former Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced for raping a boy between 2010 and 2015, beginning when he was just 6 years old, according to authorities.

A news release from the Clinton County District Attorney’s Office reports that 38-year-old Tonya Krout was sentenced to a maximum of 60 years in state prison for three counts of rape of a child.

“During her guilty plea hearing, Krout admitted to sentencing Judge J. Michael Salisbury that she had repeatedly raped the male victim, who was approximately 6 years old when the abuse began,” the release noted. “The sexual abuse continued for several years according to Krout, who spoke matter-of-factly about her acts.”

Authorities said Krout will be eligible for parole after serving the first 18 years of her sentence. She must also register as a lifetime sex offender.

“In imposing the sentence, Salisbury refused to entertain Krout’s request to serve her three sentences concurrently, insisting instead that Krout belongs in a state facility for a long long time in order to protect other children that she might otherwise encounter,” the release noted. “Salisbury stated that he believed Krout was absolutely likely to re-offend if given the opportunity to abuse another child.”

According to reports, Krout had been previously convicted in New York state in 2016 for a separate offense that included the sexual abuse of a 4-year-old child.