LOS ANGELES – A 35-year-old day-care center operator who
pleaded no contest to sexually molesting her 13-year-old godson was
sentenced today to three years in state prison.
Judge Terry Bork sentenced Chelsea McClelland, who operated a
day-care facility in South Los Angeles, to state prison and ordered
her to register has a sex offender for the rest of her life.
Deputy District Attorney Elena Camaras with the Sex Crimes
Division prosecuted the case.
McClelland pleaded no contest on Aug. 2 to two felony counts of
lewd act on a child under 14. The incidents occurred between Dec. 1
and Dec. 17, 2010. In exchange for her plea, two additional counts
of lewd act on a child were dismissed today.
LAPD's West Bureau sexual assault detail arrested McClelland in
December after they found her and the boy, who had just turned 13,
having sex in a white van parked near the Santa Monica Freeway and
La Brea Avenue. Police responded to the area after neighbors
reported suspicious activity.