Marilu Fischetti, a 43 year old mom, is accused of having sex with her son's 15 year old best friend. The teen, who is now 16, testified how she kissed and seduced him in her kitchen and then took his virginity while her husband was upstairs. He told jurors she would hit on him, telling him he was good-looking, sexy. He testified that in the early hours of March 2, 2003, she twice performed oral sex on him and that they then had intercourse. He said he was very drunk that night. Earlier, he and four pals, including her son, went to a friend's home and drank beer before they all returned to the Fischetti house. He said she offered them rum, and he and one of the others had a shot.

Nassau County Detective Edmond Moran read to jurors from what he said was Fischetti's signed statement to cops. In it, she admitted that at about 1 or 2 a.m. as the other boys watched TV in another room, she and the teen kissed in the kitchen. I knew this was wrong and I stopped, her statement said. Later, the two returned to the kitchen, and at one point, he said to me he'd never done this before and doesn't know what to do. I said, 'I can teach you.' He said, 'Where should we go?' and she said to the basement.

Fischetti is charged with statutory rape, sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child.   She testified March 16 that it's all rumors and lies.  She said she was shocked when her son came home from high school last March and angrily confronted her with rumors about an encounter that he'd heard took place during the sleepover party.  She said she thought the story that she had sex with the boy was just a rumor that came and went.  

A jury took less than four hours to find Fischetti guilty of raping the boy.  Jurors did not believe her testimony that the allegations were just rumors, and balked at her claim that she signed a confession to get home to her kids.  Fischetti was also found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child.  She faces 1 3/4 to 4 years in prison when she is sentenced May 18.

(New York)