FARMINGTON — A teen’s juvenile court record will not be released to the defense attorney of a woman accused of sexually abusing him.
However, a motion to subpoena therapy, treatment and discipline records of the 16-year-old boy was granted by 2nd District Court Judge Robert J. Dale last week.
Becky Evans, 40, is charged with second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse for allegedly causing “a minor male victim to touch her breasts and genitals, skin to skin,” between October and December of 2011, according to court documents. Evans worked at Youth Health Associates, a residential treatment program for juvenile sex offenders in Clearfield. She was charged in March after Clearfield police conducted its investigation.
The teen had been committed to YHA “for treatment of sexual offenses he committed against a minor,” court documents state.
Evans’ attorney Mark Moffat filed a motion earlier this year to have the boy’s records released. At the hearing last week, Moffat said Evans has maintained her innocence and that the boy has been the aggressor.
Prosecutors filed a motion opposing the defense’s request for the boy’s records. Court documents indicate prosecutors believe the defense has not shown any history of the teen “struggling with issues related to honesty and trustworthiness.” They say providing the boy’s therapy records is not justified.
A jury trial has been set for Dec. 10 through Dec. 12.