Candance Morris,32,from Cincinnati is an HIV-positive woman who was facing 30 years in prison after allegedly having s*xual intercourse with her children’s friends. She pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful s*xual contact with two minors and will only serve a one year sentence for her actions.
Morris lived in the East Price Hill neighborhood, where she was often in contact and camaraderie with the other mothers in the neighborhood. She would volunteer to watch the other mothers’ children for them when they had to run errands or go to work. None of them would have suspected that she would ever do anything to harm their children and some are still in shock over her crimes.
On New Year’s Eve, Morris was caring for two teenage boys while their mothers attended church. She was reportedly intoxicated on several substances including marijuana, vodka, beer and champagne while watching the young men and ended up in the bed with both of them at the same time. The three engaged in a s*x romp and the incident was not revealed until Morris was arguing with the mother of one of the teens and shouted at her that she had bedded her son.
During her trial, Morris expressed regret over her actions and attributed them to the fact that she was heavily intoxicated and feels that the young men took advantage of her. “I apologize for the pain that I caused and I know my actions were irresponsible” she said before blaming “bad habits” for the incident. “I would never have done it intentionally.”
The teens have been tested for the HIV virus and both have come back negative so far. They will require testing every six months for the next few years to ensure that the virus is not dormant in their system.
One mother was deeply hurt and saddened by Morris’s actions, “I cared for her. I cared for her son. I feel like she planned and plotted. I feel betrayed.”
Morris will have to be registered as a s*x offender after she is released from prison.