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Court Date for Montco 'Cheer Mom' Mom Who Police Say Had Sex With Teen in Public Park



    Montgomery County 'Cheer Mom' in Court

    Iris Gibney is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old Pottsgrove High School student in a public park. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015)

    A suburban Philadelphia mother, who police say had sex with a teenage boy at a public park, is set to be formally arraigned Wednesday.

    Upper Pottsgrove, Montgomery County police accused Iris Gibney of sexting and corrupting a 17-year-old soccer player last year.

    Police uncovered the alleged inappropriate relationship when a township officer said he found the 42-year-old Pottstown woman and the teen naked inside a parked car. The car was illegally parked in Hollenbach Park in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, after closing late on Nov. 15.

    As the officer approached the car, he saw Gibney performing a sex act on the teen, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from police.

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    42-year-old Iris Gibney is accused of having inappropriate relations with a 17-year old.
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    The Pottsgrove High School student said he met Gibney at a high school football game earlier this school 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 Gibney, investigators said.

    Gibney faces corruption of a minor, dissemination of explicit materials to a minor and trespass by auto. Wednesday's arraignment is set for 9:30 a.m.

    While free on $50,000 unsecured bail, Gibney hasn't spoken about the case, however her lawyer spoke on her behalf.

    After an earlier hearing, attorney Furtunato Perri Jr. called his client a “devoted and loving mother and wife” who is trying to move on with her life.

    “She is heartbroken at the decision that she made under these circumstances,” said Perri.