Lord, She Bought Him A Mercedes-Benz

Cops: Long Island sex predator gave wheels to 16-year-old victim

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Lord, She Bought Him A Mercedes-Benz

MAY 31--A New York woman was arrested today for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old boy whose suspicious mother called cops when he showed up one day driving a Mercedes-Benz that he said was a gift from the woman.

According to Nassau County cops, Lisa Frodella, a 39-year-old married mother of two, had "multiple sexual encounters" with the boy, including trysts this year at Long Island hotels.

Frodella, pictured at left in a Nassau County Police Department mug shot, has been charged with two counts of rape and two counts of criminal sexual act.

The Benz, a 2002 model, was subsequently sold by Frodella, though it is unclear whether she took the car back from the boy or whether he returned the vehicle (presumably at his family's direction). (2 pages)