A 38-year-old Pacoima seamstress was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for molesting her 12-year-old nephew.
San Fernando Superior Court Judge Howard J. Schwab sentenced Sophia Moran Munoz to the prison term after a plea bargain. Munoz had been charged with two counts of lewd acts upon a child, but in August she pleaded guilty to one count.
On two occasions--in July and August of 1986--Munoz waited for her husband of 19 years to leave for work and then directed the boy to have sexual intercourse with her, a probation report said. He complied, "fearing she would spank him," the report said.
Several months later, the youth asked to move to Santa Barbara to live with another aunt, Marisol Garcia, the report said. After moving there, he told Garcia about the incidents, and she alerted authorities in Santa Barbara and San Fernando, according to the report.