Thursday, September 18, 2008

Woman gets life sentence for sex with 5-year-old boy

Rene Stutzman

Sentinel Staff Writer

4:28 PM EDT, September 18, 2008

A Sanford jury today convicted a 33-year-old woman of having sex with a 5-year-old boy.

Kelly Lumadue was then sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Jurors on Tuesday watched videotape of the sex acts. They happened 12 years ago when Lumadue, then 21, lived in Longwood with her husband, a professional pornographer who recorded the session. He has since died.

Kelly Lumadue testified yesterday, telling jurors that she had performed those sex acts under duress from her husband.

She wasn't arrested until 2003, seven years after the recordings were made. That's when a garbage collector found the tapes in a box at the curb outside Lumadue's Volusia County home. They were among videotapes she had thrown out.

This was Lumadue's second trial on those charges. A jury last year found her guilty of the same charges, but a judge ordered a new trial, citing possible juror misconduct and overly-aggressive questioning by a prosecutor.

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