24-Year-Old Mom Accused of Having Sexual Relationship with 13-Year-Old Boy

Complaint states the mother of three would cuddle on the couch with the victim and walk down the street holding hands with him.

A 24-year-old Sussex mother of three children is facing felony charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy on several occasions in 2010.

According to the criminal complaint:

Brittany Barcus performed sexual acts with the victim on at least three times when her boyfriend wasn’t home at her residence in the N6500 block of Pewaukee Road. Barcus had befriended the boy, who is now 14, prior to the assaults and would invite him to her home on  daily basis.

On one occasion, Barcus had sex with the boy in her laundry room while her children were sleeping. A neighbor also reported Barcus and the victim would walk around the neighborhood holding hands like they were boyfriend and girlfriend.

The incident came to light after a neighbor suspected a sexual relationship when Barcus showed her a cell phone photo of the victim wearing shorts belonging to Barcus' 5-year-old son.

Barcus told the neighbor she had other photos but refused to show them, which raised the neighbor's suspicions further. The neighbor also said she had seen the two cuddling on the couch on previous occasions.

The neighbor also noticed a peculiar burn on both the hands of Barcus and the victim, which the victim later told police happened when Barcus had them place salt and ice on their hands.

Barcus told police the victim is “goofy,” but a good boy and she denied having a sexual relationship with him.

She was charged Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with three counts of sexual assault of a child under 16 years old. If convicted, she faces up to 130 years in prison and $300,000 in fines.   

dan September 27, 2011 at 12:18 PM
these accounts are false and wrong i know Brittany barcus is NOT GUILTY!
Jen Kral September 27, 2011 at 07:09 PM
Not guilty huh? What business does a 24 year old have spending any amount of time with a 13 year old?? She deserves all she gets and more. What a nutcase!
sandra beauprey September 27, 2011 at 07:22 PM
I agree she is a nutcase.
Trisha September 27, 2011 at 08:59 PM
I guess we'll see what other evidence there is. Photos on the cell phone will most likely be used in court. This just proves, you don't always know someone. I went to high school in Sussex & there things like this going on all the time. Most of the time it was the guy being the adult & the girl was the teen. A friend of mine got married to hers at 18, he was 24 & they started dating when she was 15. This is nothing new.
Rose September 27, 2011 at 09:32 PM
It is apples and oranges. A girl at 15 is much more different emotionally and physically than a boy at 13! Just because it went on does not make it okay. If you are 24 and their is proof to back up the allegations than she will get what she deserves.
Craig September 27, 2011 at 09:41 PM
krystal September 28, 2011 at 07:29 PM
All of you who dont know the story have no place to judge....you only know what the demented media tells you! Every story has two sides! There are a lot of critical facts that the media is not releasing in her defense! Get a grip and a life and mind your own business! The media is ruining Brittanys life with ridiculious accusations! Hear both sides before you publically state an opinion!
krystal September 28, 2011 at 07:35 PM
anyone can make accusations....watch...you will all be biting your tounges when the case falls apart....and by the was Brittany is a great mother whos good intentions where perverted by sick nosey people who had nothing better to do with their lives than make somethin out of nothin....No one gave two shits about the welfare of this child....where were all these "caring" people when his mother would scream profanity at him and call him nasty names....using lanuage I wouldnt be confortable using even with an adult more less a child! You are all the sick ones for taking such interest in a disturbing story the media caught wind of!
Craig September 29, 2011 at 12:31 AM
Photo's and text messages do not lie. Witnesses do not make up stories like this. This woman is a PIG. Because the victim is a boy, the outcome is yet to be determined. Even the Dream Team would pass on defending this pig.
James September 29, 2011 at 09:17 PM
Krystal - I agree all stories have two sides. If she is innocent as you indicate, why isn't her story being told? You could at least be telling her side if you think the media won't. Subjective terms like "great mother"; "good intentions"; "rediculious accusations" won't sway people. Hard facts like photos or even saying what the "intentions" were might sway people. People judge on the facts they are given. It is up to both sides to present and then people can "judge" more accurately.
Barb V September 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM
3 Children...age 24....Boyfriend....She isn't grown up herself yet. I feel bad for Brittany's children if she is convicted of this. Looks like she's just showing more poor judgement.
Daniel S. October 01, 2011 at 05:02 AM
Where did the information the tabloid article contains come from? The 13 year old boy? Maybe he likes the woman and made up the intimate stories? It is just as likely as anything else that has been said. It wouldn't be the first time false statements were made by a younger person. Here's a question; how many priests are serving 130 years in jail?
James October 01, 2011 at 04:23 PM
Daniel - the simplest answer to your "question" is - Not Enough.
dan October 03, 2011 at 04:44 PM
well lets see have you ever wanted to be a good person and help a boy in need we are talking about a woman who tried to help a boy who was being abused and got shot in the foot so to speek
dan October 03, 2011 at 04:44 PM
agree all you want lets see what the court has to say
dan October 03, 2011 at 04:45 PM
dan October 03, 2011 at 04:46 PM
dan October 03, 2011 at 04:49 PM
The court and the right people will present the case for what it is worth.
James October 03, 2011 at 05:23 PM
Dan - I agree. I was only trying to get my point to Krystal is that if the worries about all the "people" and whether they have already "juddged" her, she should try to set the record straight. Most written media at least (TV not so much) seems to care about presenting both sides if they have a second side to present. The court/jury is the proper place to determine if anything illegal occurred.
Amber Ewald November 15, 2011 at 07:04 PM
I went to school with Brittany. Granted i dont know her well, i am almost positve she is innocent. She has 3 kids to worry about and a boyfriend! why would she do anything to jeapordize that? She was befriending the boy because of his family life. Pretty bad from what i hear. You are innocent until proven guilty, so dont judge until it all comes to the surface.
Amber Ewald November 15, 2011 at 07:08 PM
And from what ive heard this "neighbor" that said she saw things, is pretty nuts her self. Guess has a record a mile long. So who knows until it all comes out!


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