Erin Falterman, 39, of Prosper, was sentenced to 2 years in prison followed by 10 years of probation for multiple sexual assaults of a teenaged boy, announced
Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis.
“Even teenaged boys are vulnerable, which is why our laws protect them,” said Willis.
In the summer of 2013, Falterman began making sexual advances towards one of her son’s friends, who was 15 years old at the time. Falterman offered to pick the boy up from a sports camp one morning when his mother was running late. When Falterman picked him up, she drove behind a local business and performed a sex act on the boy before returning him home.
A few days later, Falterman took the boy out shopping with her and engaged in multiple sexual acts with the child. Falterman told the boy not to tell, and if he did, she said she would kill herself. The crime was discovered when one of the boy’s friends posted a reference on social media. This reference was reported to the Prosper Police Department.
The case was investigated by the Collin County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Task Force, of which Prosper is a member. Investigator
Chris Meehan recovered numerous sexually explicit messages sent from Falterman on the boy’s phone. Many of those messages referenced the sexual encounters and Falterman’s desire to continue the illegal affair.
The jury found Falterman guilty of all three counts of Sexual Assault of a Child and all three counts of Indecency with a Child, and subsequently sentenced her to 2 years in prison on one count and probation for the five remaining counts. Judge
Keith Dean presided over the case. Falterman must serve the 2-year prison sentence before being released and placed on community supervision for a period of 10 years.
Assistant Criminal District Attorneys
Calli Bailey and
Wes Wynne prosecuted the case, aided by District Attorney Investigator