02-10-2005, 08:22 AM #1Former Member
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CA - Woman defends sexual abuse of boy as 'cultural ritual'
A Daly City woman accused of molesting her 7-year-old son reached a plea agreement Wednesday just before the case was scheduled to go before a jury. Nenita Galas Dioso, 42, was charged with 10 counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14 for allegedly kissing the boy's genitals on multiple occasions and making the boy kiss her breasts. The boy's father, who currently has custody of the child, reported the alleged events to police.
Opening statements in the case were expected to begin this afternoon.
However, prosecutor Greg Devitt agreed to allow Dioso to plead to misdemeanor child endangerment.
Dioso's defense claimed she had no sexual intent in the touching and was performing a cultural ritual, from a small island in the Philippine chain, of washing the child's genitals by mouth. Dioso's family is from the island, the defense said.
Dioso has denied making the boy kiss her breasts.
"There appeared to be enough ambiguity about whether this was a cultural item that the plea bargain seemed appropriate," Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said today.
Dioso has been in county custody for several months, but the proposed defense was just announced this week, Wagstaffe said. The defense planned to have an expert witness testify that such a tradition exists
02-10-2005, 12:30 PM #2For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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GROSS! This is sick.
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