Bikini model weeps as she pleads guilty to having sex with teenage boy

15 March 2024, 08:07 | Updated: 15 March 2024, 09:29

Megan Skye Blancada, 34, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child
Megan Skye Blancada, 34, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child. Picture: Facebook

By Asher McShane

A model has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a teenage boy, and she could now face life in prison.

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Reality TV star and bikini model Megan Skye Blancada is facing jail after pleading guilty at a court in Australia.

Blancada, 34, admitted the charge of sexual abuse of a boy under the age of 16 and possession of child exploitation material at Adelaide Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Under South Australian law, the charge carries a maximum sentence of life behind bars.

She faces an automatic prison term after admitting the offence.

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Police alleged the offending occurred between July 30, 2021 and November 6, 2023. The boy is understood to attend a prestigious private school.

Outside court, Ms Blancada’s lawyer Andrew Graham read a statement: “Ms Blancada just wants to say she’s extremely sorry for what she has done,” he said.

“There’s a teenage victim in this matter, and she hopes that her pleading guilty this morning helps relieve any anxiety or stress he had about giving evidence (in a trial).

“As there will be sentencing submissions made, it’s not appropriate to comment further.”

Blancada, from northern Adelaide, says on her social media profiles she is a fitness model and influencer.

According to her online profile she “likes to keep her private life to herself while maintaining a low profile.”

She was arrested in November and charged with knowingly possessing child exploitation material.

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