Irvine mom gets prison time for molesting boys at 'fun' house

A 44-year-old Irvine mother who worked as a school district behavioral specialist was sentenced Friday to three years and four months in state prison for sexually assaulting two boys, authorities said.

Nicole McMillen was convicted in October 2013 of four felony counts of lewd acts upon a child and three felony counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16.


McMillen, the Orange County district attorney's office said, would maintain a "fun" home where youngsters would come over to play or watch movies with her own children.

Prosecutors said McMillen sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy on two occasions in early 2012.

The youth told his mother about the incidents and the family reported it to the Irvine Police Department.

During their investigation, detectives said they located a 16-year-old boy who had also had a sexual encounter with McMillen.

Prosecutors said the Irvine mother maintained a sexual relationship with that teen for more than a year.

At the time of the incidents McMillen was working part-time with kindergarten-age kids at Peters Canyon Elementary School and as a behavioral interventionist with the Tustin Unified School District.

McMillen also was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.