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    'Cheer Mom' Who Police Say Had Sex With Teen Due in Court

    Iris Gibney, the cheer mom accused of having sex with a 17-year-old boy, is scheduled to appear in a Montgomery County courtroom Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014)

    UPDATE: Gibney's attorney said this whole incident left her "heartbroken" as she tried to put her life back together.


    A Suburban Philadelphia mom who police say had sex with a teen in a public park is set to appear in court Tuesday to face charges that she sexted and corrupted the 17-year-old soccer player.

    The inappropriate relationship was uncovered when an Upper Pottsgrove Police officer allegedly found 42-year-old Iris Gibney and the teen naked, having sex inside a parked car. The car was illegally parked in Hollenbach Park in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, after closing around 10:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

    As the officer approached the car, he saw Gibney performing a sex act on the teen, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from police.

    The 17-year-old Pottsgrove High School student said he met Gibney at a high school football game earlier this year, police said. She had been volunteering as a "cheer mom" for the cheerleading team that her daughter is a part of.

    Confronted about the alleged affair, the teen told the officer he couldn't lie and admitted he was having sex with Gibney, according to police records.

    Gibney, who works as an associate at Victoria's Secret in King of Prussia, told the officer, "I’ve never been in trouble before. I can't believe I did this. I have three children of my own — I am so, so sorry," according to the arrest report.

    Further investigation revealed Gibney and the teen communicated through Twitter and a public chat room. The mother of three then sent the boy several partially nude photos from her cellphone to his, police said.

    As part of their investigation, police confiscated the boy's phone and found the sexts from the Pottstown woman, investigators said.

    Gibney turned herself in last week to be arraigned on charges including corruption of a minor, dissemination of explicit materials to a minor and trespass by auto.

    She posted $50,000 unsecured bail and left custody without making comment as she walked to her car.

    She faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning, according to court records. The hearing could, however, be continued.