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December 3, 2013

Boy, 13, testifies about alleged rapes by woman, 20


Paltinavich had previously entered pleas of not guilty and has remained confined to her father’s home since her arraignment in superior court in February.

On Oct. 15, 2012, Paltinavich was arrested on a warrant and charged after she allegedly had sex twice with the boy that summer. She was 20 at the time she was charged.

The boy’s mother testified yesterday that she found out about the incidents after her son discovered blood in his urine. She said she had him tested the first week of September and he twice tested positive for chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease. She said her son was prescribed an antibiotic and when tested a third time the results were negative.

The mother later admitted she never notified police about the test that was negative and never provided police investigators with any medical records of her son being tested for a sexually transmitted disease.

After repeated questioning by his mother, the boy admitted having had sex with Paltinavich on two occasions during the summer of 2012. The boy’s mother also testified that Paltinavich had commented to her about her boyfriend having experienced symptoms of pain when urinating.

But during his testimony yesterday, Paltinavich’s boyfriend denied ever having a sexually transmitted disease.

Asked if Paltinavich drank heavily or if he was aware of her problem with cocaine, the boyfriend said “I’m not aware, and “I don’t know.”

The boy told the court that he lives with his mother and a younger brother and that he visits his father in Haverhill regularly. Asked about school, he said his favorite subjects are math and science and that he enjoys playing basketball and football.

The boy said that while Paltinavich stayed with them in their downtown apartment, she slept on the smaller of two couches in the living room.

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