California mother sentenced to 4 years for sex with teen daughters’ friends


TULARE COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Tulare County Superior Court, Judge Juliet Boccone sentenced Coral Lytle, age 42, to four years in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration for a series of crimes against minors which started in 2017. 

Authorities said Lytle pleaded no contest to four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, four counts of meeting a minor for lewd purposes, four counts of contact with a minor for a sexual offense, and nine counts of lewd act upon a child. Each count is a felony. 

Court records show the teenage victims were freshmen at Redwood High School in Visalia who knew Lytle’s daughters and that the incidents happened in 2017 between Sept. 27 and Oct. 4.

“Coral Lytle is a predator and this office was prepared for years to tell that to a jury. While I am grateful that she will serve prison time and have to register as a sex offender, the sentence doesn’t reflect the lifetime impact she made on her victims,” District Attorney Tim Ward said. “This case is not a joke and our office is appalled by some of the social media comments. These are real victims who have to deal with the real consequences of Coral Lytle’s crimes. There is no place for these types of victim shaming comments in today’s society.” 

The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Matthew Earl and was investigated by the Tulare Police Department.  


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