New York Post, U.S.A., By LEONARD GREENE and DAN MANGAN, November 8, 2004
A 29-year-old Connecticut woman €” accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy for months €” says she considers the little neighbor her "boyfriend" and hopes to marry him someday, authorities said yesterday.
"I don't want anyone but you!" Tammy Imre allegedly wrote in a letter to the boy, who was a playmate of Imre's 7-year-old daughter.
"Now tomorrow it's supposed to rain, you can come over [and] we can (you know what)."
The Stratford woman's letter was discovered Sept. 21 by the boy's older brother, who gave it to their mother, authorities said. Their mom went to the police the next day.
"They [the letter's contents] were grown things that should not have been said to a little boy," the 8-year-old's mother told The Post yesterday. "My instincts were to go over and bust her door down."
Police arrested Imre on Friday at her Birch Drive home, which is just across the street from the boy's house.
A divorced blonde who works as a secretary and was once an aspiring actress, Imre is charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of risk of injury to a minor for the alleged sex incidents. She faces more than 20 years in prison if convicted.
The case comes months after one of the nation's most infamous kiddie-sex offenders €” Mary Kay LeTourneau €” was released after prison for seducing a sixth-grade male student. She went on to have two children with the boy, who is now an adult.
Imre is scheduled to be arraigned today in Bridgeport court, and is being held on $100,000 bond.
Imre readily admitted to police that she had a long-term sexual relationship with the boy, the Connecticut Post reported.
Imre told police, "I can't give a number, but it was a lot," referring to the number of sexual encounters with the boy, according to the newspaper. At least one of those encounters reportedly was witnessed by Imre's 7-year-old daughter, who told police she had seen the boy and her mom doing "disgusting" things, the paper said.
The boy's mother told The New York Post that she believes Imre began having sex with her son about six months ago, when he was still 7 years old. Imre would have sex with him in her home, while her daughter was downstairs watching television, said the boy's mother.
"I didn't suspect anything," the mother said, adding that she and Imre used to walk each other's children to the school bus stop and that Imre and her daughter attended the boy's eighth birthday party in September. "She didn't only ruin my son's life, she ruined her daughter's," the mother said, noting that Imre's daughter has been taken away by a social services agency.
UK National Survey
Scotland's National Newspaper
5,000 women polled
Half the women said that if they became pregnant by another man but wanted to stay with their partner, they would lie about the baby's real father.
Forty-two per cent would lie about contraception in order to get pregnant, no matter the wishes of their partner.
Devotion and betrayal, marriage and divorce: how evolution shaped human love.
Associated Press, USA
June 1, 2004
South Korean husband successfully sues wife for Paternity Fraud and gets marriage annulled. Wins $42,380 in compensation Read More ..
Paternity Fraud Philippines
The Visayan Daily Star, Bacolod City, Philippines, BY CARLA GOMEZ, February 28, 2009
Bacolod Regional Trial Court Judge Ray Alan Drilon has annulled the marriage of a Negrense couple after a DNA test showed that the child borne by the wife was not the biological offspring of the husband who works abroad.
The family court judge ruled that the marriage of the couple, whose names are being withheld by the DAILY STAR on the request of the court, was null and void.
Due to fraud committed by the wife in getting her overseas worker husband to marry her, properties acquired during their marriage are awarded in favor of the husband, the judge said in his decision, a copy of which was furnished the DAILY STAR yesterday.
The judge also declared that since the overseas worker is not the biological, much less the legitimate father of the child of the woman, the Civil Registrar is ordered to change the surname of the child to the mother's maiden name and remove the name of the plaintiff as father of the child.
The complainant said he was working as an electronics engineer in the United Arab Emirates and on his return to the Philippines in 2001, his girlfriend of 10 years with whom he had sex, showed him a pregnancy test result showing that she was pregnant.
On receiving the news he was overjoyed and offered to marry her. Shortly after he went to Saudi Arabia to work, and his wife gave birth to a baby girl in the same year.
The birth of the child only five months after their marriage puzzled him but his wife told him that the baby was born prematurely, so he believed her, the husband said. Read More ..
The Daily Mail, UK
18th February 2009
An adulterous Spanish woman who conceived three children with her lover has been ordered to pay £177,000 in 'moral damages' to her husband.
The cuckolded man had believed that the three children were his until a DNA test eventually proved they were fathered by another man.
The husband, who along with the other man cannot be named for legal reasons to protect the children's identities, suspected his second wife may have been unfaithful in 2001.
BBC, U.K., September 25, 1998
Females 'stray to gather the best possible genes for their offspring'
Infidelity may be natural according to studies that show nine out of 10 mammals and birds that mate for life are unfaithful.
Experts found animals that fool around are only following the urges of biology.
New studies using genetic testing techniques show that even the most apparently devoted of partners often go in search of the sexual company of strangers.
Females stray to gather the best possible genes for their offspring, while males are driven to father as many and as often as possible.
"True monogamy actually is rare," said Stephen T Emlen, an expert on evolutionary behaviour at Cornell University.
Paternity fraud: Is it or should it be a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada?
You be the judge. Read More ..
ST. STEPHEN, N.B. - A New Brunswick judge says a woman who burned and dismembered her newborn son is criminally responsible for her actions.
Becky Sue Morrow earlier pleaded guilty to offering an indignity to a dead body and disposing of a newborn with the intent of concealing a delivery.
Judge David Walker ruled Friday that the 27-year-old woman may have been suffering from a mental disorder when she delivered the baby but that that was not the case when the baby's body was burned and its remains hidden.
It is not known if the baby was alive at the time of birth.
At a hearing last month, the court heard contrasting reports from the two psychiatrists. One said Ms. Morrow was in a "disassociated" mental state when the crime occurred. The other said she clearly planned her actions and understood the consequences.