A Suburban Philadelphia mom who police say had sex with a 17-year-old soccer player in a public park and sexted the boy waived her preliminary hearing in court Tuesday.
The alleged inappropriate relationship was uncovered when an Upper Pottsgrove Police officer allegedly found 42-year-old Iris Gibney and the teen naked, having sex inside a parked car. The car was illegally parked in Hollenbach Park in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, after closing on Nov. 15.
Gibney, a mother of three, made no comment as she arrived and left a Montgomery County courtroom Tuesday.
Her attorney, however, spoke briefly about the accusations against his client.
“She is heartbroken at the decision that she made under these circumstances,” said Furtunato Perri Jr.
Perri called Gibney a “devoted and loving mother and wife” who is trying to move forward her life.
“It’s going to be very difficult to put the pieces back together with her family,” said Perri. “But that’s the intention here and that’s what we’re going to be doing.”
By waiving her preliminary hearing, Gibney's case will move forward in the Common Pleas Court, said prosecutors.
A police officer said as he approached a car, he saw Gibney performing a sex act on the teen, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from police.
The teenage Pottsgrove High School student said he met Gibney at a high school football game earlier this year, police said. She had been volunteering as a "cheer mom" for the cheerleading team that her daughter is a part of.
Confronted about the alleged affair, the teen told the officer he couldn't lie and admitted he was having sex with Gibney, according to police records.
Gibney, who works as an associate at Victoria's Secret in King of Prussia, told the officer, "I’ve never been in trouble before. I can't believe I did this. I have three children of my own — I am so, so sorry," according to the arrest report.
Further investigation revealed Gibney and the teen communicated through Twitter and a public chat room. The mother of three then sent the boy several partially nude photos from her cellphone to his, police said.
As part of their investigation, police confiscated the boy's phone and found the sexts from the Pottstown woman, investigators said.
Gibney turned herself in last week to be arraigned on charges including corruption of a minor, dissemination of explicit materials to a minor and trespass by auto.
Gibney remains free after posting $50,000 unsecured bail.