Hockey mom accused of having sex with son's teammates stands trial
The trial of a Laguna Niguel woman accused of having sex with teenage members of her son's youth hockey team is set to resume Wednesday.
Lathia Maria Davis, 45, is charged with having unlawful sex with a minor under 16 and committing lewd acts with a minor under 14. She has pleaded not guilty.
During opening statements, prosecutors told jurors that Davis provided alcohol to teenagers during house parties and sleepovers and then engaged in sexual acts with them, sometimes when her own children were in the house, according to a news release.
The victims were age 13 and 16, respectively, at the time of the allegations. Both were associated with the Beach City Lightning, which plays in Anaheim and Laguna Niguel, KTLA reported.
Davis' attorney said the divorced mother of three refused the advances of the 13-year-old, but admitted to having sex with the 16-year-old. She claimed she thought he was 18, like her son, the TV station reported.
Officials said an investigation began after the oldest victim told his mother that he had sex with Davis and that she gave him alcohol. The second victim then stepped forward, according to authorities, and alleged that Davis gave him alcohol and fondled him during a sleepover.
The case against Davis includes a sentence enhancement for substantial sexual conduct with a child, for the youngest victim. If convicted, she faces 17 years and eight months in prison and would have to register as a sex offender.
-- Angel Jennings