Foster mother, 50, avoids jail after being caught having sex with foster son, 17

A foster mother has avoided being sent to prison after she was caught having sex with her 17 year-old foster son in a parked car.

Kim Carrera, 50, was sentenced to five years probation Monday, three months after jurors convicted her of offenses including sexually abusing the youngster placed in her care.

Carrera, of Bellevue, Nebraska, was caught by police with the boy in a car parked behind a store late one night in August 2015.

Kim Carrera escaped a prison sentence and was instead handed five years probation after being caught by police having sex with her 17 year-old foster son in a parked car (Picture: Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office)

Those police officers said they’d suspected Carrera was behaving inappropriately with the child, and launched an investigation into Carrera’s behavior, accordoing to the Omaha World-Herald.

They soon discovered that the boy was a ward of the state, and that he had been placed in his abuser’s care through the Nebraska Families Collaborative, part of the state’s Department of Health and Human services.

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The case against Carerra suffered a series of setbacks, including the charges against her being dismissed and refiled by prosecutors.

That sparked a series of unsuccessful motions by the foster mother’s defense attorneys to have the case thrown out once and for all.

Carerra was convicted of second-degree sexual asault of a protected person, child abuse and tampering with evidence, and could have faced up to seven years in prison.

Carrera was caught with her young victim at this interchange in Bellevue, Nebraska (Picture: Google Maps)

The latter charge related to a search of her cellphone, with police convinced that Carrera had deleted various messages and photos which further incriminated her.

A Bellvue Police spokesman said: ‘The investigation revealed information that led detectives to believe Carrera was responsible for removing information from her cellular phone that was directly related to that case