'Sexual predator' Australian woman held

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 12:30 hrs

Melbourne, Nov 27 (IANS) A 52−year−old Australian woman, described as a predator who preyed on children, planned to kill her husband and marry a 13−year−old boy with whom she was having an affair.

Deborah Goulopoulos, a married mother of two, was 42 when she first had sex with the teenager in her home in 2002, the Herald Sun reported Tuesday.

Her victim, now 23, was then a student at a Melbourne private school. They had unprotected sex frequently.

The boy, who was not named, told the court the sexual relationship continued for more than two years. He described Goulopoulos as a predator who preyed on helpless children.

He said on some occasions they would have sex while the woman's children were asleep in the same room.

Sometimes, the woman would phone the boy's school, pretending to be his mother to get him out of class, and the two would then have sex during the day.

The victim told police that later Goulopoulos started "freaking me out by talking about killing her husband".

The woman spent $39,000 on gifts, alcohol and drugs for the boy.

Goulopoulos pleaded guilty to one charge of persistent sexual abuse of a child under 16. She was remanded in custody and will be sentenced next week.

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