This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. December Learn how and when to remove this template message Barbara was born and raised in Boston. In , when Barbara was aged 10, her father, Frank, committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning from the exhaust of his car in the garage. After the life insurance payment had been collected, Barbara and her mother moved to New York City , taking up residence in the Delmonico Hotel.
The unnamed mother avoided jail despite pleading guilty to three charges stock image Image: The year-old woman, who cannot be named, was told by a judge she had "clearly breached her obligation as a mother" as she was handed the suspended sentence. Gloucester Crown Court heard how the woman went along with the teenager's demands out of motherly love as she pleaded guilty to three charges of sexual activity with the boy. Her sentencing hearing was told the sordid details of the crime, in which she spanked the boy with a paddle and dressed up in knickers, bra and boots as he wanted. Simon Burch, representing the woman, said her child has 'instigated' the sexual offending. She is easily manipulated.