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Woman, 23, Charged With Child Molestation After Allegedly Engaging In Sexual Relationship With 13-Year-Old

| by Khier Casino

An Arizona woman accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy has been charged with child molestation. She also apparently told the teen’s mother that she is pregnant, according to police records.

Anna Areola-Hernandez, 23, is accused of posing as a 15-year-old online to lure teenage boys for sex.

The mother of the minor involved contacted police after she found out about Areola-Hernandez’s real age, according to AZ Family.

She also discovered that Areola-Hernandez is pregnant and had allegedly given her son a sexually transmitted disease.

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It has not been confirmed whether she is pregnant or not.

When she was brought into custody for questioning Areola-Hernandez denied having a relationship with the boy, but later admitted that she had sex with him and lied about her age -- telling him that she was 15 years old.

Police said Areola-Hernandez and the boy met at Desert Sky Mall in Phoenix and later talked to him on Facebook.

Detectives with the Sex Crimes Unit at the Glendale Police Department learned upon further investigation that Areola-Hernandez used a number of social media profiles under the screen names “Tiny Hernandez” or “Ana Hernandez,” and texting apps like Facebook, Kik, Snapchat and Tango to contact other minors.

Police say there may be additional victims.

According to MyFox Phoenix, Areola-Hernandez showed no remorse when talking about the allegations.

She also admitted to preferring younger boys, court documents said.

She faces charges including sexual conduct with a minor, child molestation, unlawful age misrepresentation, and an adult posing as a minor for sexual conduct.

Areola-Hernandez is being held without bond because police say she has few family ties in Arizona and has made arrangements to travel to Mexico where her mother resides.