A Grovetown woman was sentenced to prison Thursday after she pled guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage boy in January.
Superior Court Judge Carl Brown sentenced Ashley Leigh Wood, 36, to five years in prison followed by 10 years probation at a sentencing hearing on Thursday. She was originally charged with aggravated child molestation, but pled guilty to child molestation as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the District Attorney’s Office.
Wood, who was a babysitter for a Grovetown family that included young children and a 14-year-old boy, is accused of offering and providing oral sex to the teen on Jan. 24. The teen told his father, who reported the incident.
Wood apologized to the victim and his family at the hearing.
“I was wrong,” Wood said. “It seems to me that I was tested and I failed.”
Wood also must register as a sex offender.