BRENDA HARDING, CANON CITY, COLORADO WOMAN, SENTENCED FOR SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH TEEN WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE
Brenda Harding, a 30 year old woman accused of a sexual relationship with a 15 year old boywho later committed suicide, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and 10 years to life onprobation. She must register as a sex offender and not have contact with anyone under the ageof 18, including her own two children until a risk assessment can be completed. Hardingserved as Tristen Hagen's babysitter and caregiver, he also lived with her for a period in2010. When the victim's father suspected an inappropriate relationship between his son andHarding, he told her to stop seeing his son. She ended the relationship & Hagen wasreported missing the next day and two days later his body was found. He had overdosed on amix of painkillers and muscle relaxants.