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Woman arrested for rape after mother finds hickey on her 10-year-old son

By Mason White 12:35 PM November 24, 2014
Marybeth Rataic 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A woman is accused of having sex with a young boy while his brother slept in the next bed.

The 25-year-old woman has been accused of having sex repeatedly with the 10-year-old son of her close friend while she cared for him and his other brothers.

Marybeth Rataic of Willimantic, is facing 10 felony charges after allegedly having sex with the child at a home in Meriden, Connecticut, on three occasions.

Police said that in one case, Rataic crawled into the boy’s bed and had sex with him while his brother slept in the same room.

She is also accused of having sex with the 10-year-old boy while she was entrusted to babysit him when his mother was giving birth in a hospital.

Suspicions arose when the child’s mother noticed a hickey on her son’s neck, and she demanded answers. The child then admitted to having sex with Rataic, at least three times.

Rataic, herself a mother of a nine-month-old baby, blamed the victim, saying that she boy made sexual advances towards her and then forced himself onto her.

Rataic claims that she tried to stop the child by pushing him away. However, she did not say anything to anyone because she was “embarrassed.”

Rataic was arraigned at Meriden Superior Court after being charged with three counts of first-degree sexual assault and seven counts of risk of injury to a minor/impairing the morals of children.

Her bail was set at $150,000.