A mother in St. Charles County, Missouri, has been charged with sexually abusing her child’s 12-year-old friend after police discovered she had sex with him several times over a nine-month period.
Nicole Marie Smith, 30, reportedly provided a probable cause statement to St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar in which she allegedly said she was in love with the child, reports Fox 2 Now. She was charged Tuesday with Statutory Rape and Statutory Sodomy. Police say the boy was Smith’s only victim.
A court document states that the victim said he had sex and oral sex multiple times with Smith in her home while his friend -- Smith's son -- was in the basement, reports KMOV. It is believed their relationship began when he was 11 years old.
Police say the victim’s mother uncovered text messages Smith allegedly sent to her son in which she professed her love to the victim and told him to erase the texts because she feared getting caught.
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"There was expression from the suspect that she had strong emotional feelings that was in love with the child and really revealed that there was more to it than the messages," said Captain David Tiefenbrunn with St. Charles County Police.
Smith is being held on a $75,000 cash only bond. If she is able to pay the bond, she will not be allowed to have contact with the victim.