Wendy Crowell of Grand Junction, Colo., has been arrested and is facing sexual assault charges for having an affair with her son’s 15-year-old friend. Crowell, 37, has been charged with five counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and five additional counts of sexual assault. Her bail was set at $10,000 after police brought her in on Friday.
The mother of Crowell’s alleged victim alerted the police about what was going on. Though the two families were close, the victim’s mother said that she had a “gut feeling” that something was amiss. Once she discovered a series of text messages between her son and Crowell, her fears were confirmed.
“In one of the texts they tell each other they love one another,” Crowell’s arrest warrant reads, reports The Daily Sentinel.
After she confronted him, the 15-year-old admitted to having sex with Crowell five times over a three week period during the summer. While the affair was going on Crowell was “having problems” with her husband but was still married.
According to the affidavit, Crowell and the boy had sex in her bedroom as well as in her vehicle. The first time they had sex, the boy was staying at Crowell’s house for the evening. He was watching television with his friend when she sat down next to him on the couch.
“She told him she couldn’t sleep when he was there,” the affidavit said. “Wendy told him he should be 18 ... Wendy asked him if he could pretend to be 18 for the night.”
It was not the 15-year-old’s first sexual experience.
“(Boy) said she didn’t take his innocence; it’s not like that,” the affidavit said.
“Wendy indicated she didn’t do anything with this child,” the affidavit said.
Source: (The Daily Sentinel)