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June 16, 2012

Blose sentenced to 15 years

NORMAN — Amy Marie Blose, 38, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for 24 felony counts of rape and other lewd misconduct connected to her sexual relationship with a then 13-year-old boy.

District Judge Lori Walkley sentenced Blose to 15 years in prison for each count of first-degree rape, to be served concurrently and followed by 15 years probation.

Two years of Blose’s probation will be supervised, and all conditions for sex offenders will apply upon her release.

“I will not be intimidated by a packed courtroom and media attention,” Walkley said, addressing the court prior to delivering Blose’s sentence. “I will not be swayed by displays from either side. I don’t want anyone to think I’m angry at either side — this is my choice, and I make it based on facts.”

Blose entered a no contest, blind plea in April, leaving her defense attorneys to ask Walkley for the most merciful sentence she felt inclined to give at Friday’s sentencing. The prosecution asked for Blose to be sentenced to 20 years in prison.

A former nurse and mother of two, Blose first was charged with eight counts of rape, lewd acts and oral sodomy with a minor in April 2011, later earning an additional 16 counts after violating the conditions of her bond by attempting to contact the victim.

In a nearly four-hour sentencing, assistant district attorneys James Siderias and Christy Miller presented evidence detailing the interaction between Blose and the victim, and the victim’s mother gave an emotional testimony in which she also read a statement from her son.

“My son has had to miss classes to attend counseling and has endured a cruel response from his peers at school,” the victim’s mother said. “I constantly question myself as a parent and struggle with feelings of failure as a mother. No amount of time Amy Blose spends in prison will undo the emotional damage she has done.”

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