The former elementary school staffer and “drag mom” who mentored an 11-year-old at a Satan-themed pub in Oregon was just sentenced to under a year in prison for 11 felony child sex crimes. That “drag mom” is 31-year-old Kelsey Meta Boren. Meta-Boren pled guilty on March 23 to 11 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree. Another charge Meta Boren was facing, using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, was dismissed.
Meta Boren will now serve 11 months in jail and then five years probation, during which any contact with minors will have to be approved by the probation officer. Meta Boren will also have to register as a sex offender.
'Drag mom' who mentored 11-year-old child drag queen at Satan-themed Oregon pub is sentenced to less than one year in prison for 11 felony child sex crimes
Kelsey Meta Boren, 31, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree pic.twitter.com/o1PcwEogXU
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KDRV, reporting on the sickening situation, Meta Boren’s career as an elementary school staffer, and the reasons for the arrest, said:
Back in August 2022, Kelsey Meta Boren was arrested after the Lane County Sheriff’s Office received tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force alleging that Boren was uploading child pornography to the internet, the sheriff’s office said. Boren, then employed by the Fern Ridge School District as an instructional assistant, was charged with nearly a dozen counts of encouraging child sexual abuse. Shortly after the arrest, the Fern Ridge School District confirmed that Boren’s employment had been suspended and she had been barred from the school grounds and having contact with students. The LCSO said no children known to Boren through her employment were identified as victims.
In October, the Satan-themed Old Nick’s Pub in Eugene, Oregon, said it was hosting Vanellope for a drag queen event. a Facebook post by the pub promoting the event said, “Vanellope is here to show you what an 11-year-old drag queen can do.” Continuing, the post added, “With all the charm and sweetness of a bowl of sugary cereal, Vanellope is here to brighten up your morning with all her drag talent.”
The Daily Wire, reporting on that shocking event and what happened during it, said:
Boren was part of the October event, which happened two months after she was arrested.
About 200 protesters and supporters showed up to the event, some armed with semi-automatic rifles, police said.
Protesters opposing the events carried a sign reading, “What kind of monster exposes kids to this?”
Vanellope reportedly did not end up performing in the event as planned.
However, the pub has also hosted Drag Queen Story Hour events featuring Vanellope, as well as drag burlesque events with adult drag queens that do not include the young performer.
The pub accused critics of sexualizing the child performer and remarked in one Facebook comment, “it all boils down to fundamental misogyny.”
Vanellope’s family and friends have since released a statement saying the relationship between the child and Boren was “professional” only and they only met “maybe four or five time[s].”
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