Cops: Pregnant Woman Had Sex With Boy, 14

Suspect, 20, copped to dozens of encounters

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Nebraska Assault

JULY 26--A pregnant Nebraska woman allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old boy dozens of times this year, according to police who this week arrested the suspect on a felony sexual assault charge.

Investigators allege that Brittany Stricker, 20, engaged in a sexual relationship with the minor that began in early-January and continued through late-June. Stricker, seen at right, gave birth earlier this month to a baby boy.

In a police interview this week, Stricker reportedly confessed to having sex with the minor up to 100 times, saying that the victim “acted older than 14.”

As detailed in a probable cause affidavit, Lincoln Police Department officers first interviewed Stricker and the victim in March, after two reports were made to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services alleging that the pair were having sex.

During police questioning, Stricker and the boy “denied a sexual relationship,” cops noted.

But earlier this month, the teenager, who has now turned 15, contacted police and revealed that he had sex with Stricker in excess of 100 times. These encounters, the boy reported, occurred in Stricker’s Lincoln home and three other residences in the city.

The boy told police that Stricker was aware of his age, and that “multiple other parties” had confronted her about the “inappropriateness of their sexual relationship.” The victim added that friends of his had witnessed him having sex with Stricker.

A 17-year-old witness quoted in the affidavit told cops that he confronted Stricker about “the victim’s young age” and saw the duo “engaged in sexual intercourse” in the basement of one Lincoln residence.

In a July 22 call recorded by police, Stricker reportedly made “confirming comments” about the sexual nature of her relationship with the boy. During the conversation, the duo discussed the status of their relationship, with Stricker saying that sexual contact would be a part of any continuing involvement with the minor.

During a police interview Tuesday, Stricker reportedly confessed to having “penile-vaginal intercourse” with the boy between 45 and 100 times during the first six months of this year. She added that the pair also engaged in oral sex and manual stimulation during their many encounters.

Stricker, cops say, said that she and the boy were “intoxicated on alcohol” on many of these occasions.

During questioning, the affidavit reports, Stricker admitted that she was aware of the victim’s age and that it was illegal for her to have sexual contact with the minor. Stricker added that “at times the victim acted older than 14...which helped her justify her actions to herself.”

In a felony complaint filed yesterday in Lancaster County Court, Stricker was charged with sexual assault of a minor, which carries a maximum 50-year prison term. She is being held in the county jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.

Stricker, who has been ordered to have no contact with the victim or anyone else under the age of 16, is next scheduled for a court appearance on August 22.

Stricker is seen below in a photo posted to Facebook following the July 2 birth of her son. In an earlier post, she identified the child’s father as “a marine and not here at the moment.” (3 pages)