Woman, 35, arrested after having sex with her ‘boyfriend’, 11By Mason White 1:51 PM August 13, 2013
|Sarah Beth Hopkins|
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A woman, 35, was arrested after she began seeing her neighbor’s son as her ‘boyfriend’, and repeatedly had sex with him.
Sarah Beth Hopkins of Salem, Oregon, was jailed after she used her neighbor’s son, now, 12, as her ‘boyfriend’, and had sex with him over a period of eight months, starting when he was only 11-years-old.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after the child’s mother learned that her son had been sexually involved with Hopkins.
The betrayal runs deep as Hopkins was a neighbor and close friend of the boy’s mother, according to the criminal complaint.
The mother told police that Hopkins lived next door to them. She and her son, had developed a close relationship. The mother became suspicious of Hopkins’ intentions when her son started going for walks with Hopkins and visit her apartment more often.
The boy would go to Hopkins’ apartment where the two had sex. They also went for walks in the park and had sex in public places during the walks, according to police spokesperson Don Thomson.
The mother confronted Hopkins, who allegedly admitted to having sex with the boy, saying that she loved him and regarded him as her boyfriend.
Hopkins later admitted to a sheriff’s deputy that she and the victim had been having sex. However, Hopkins claimed that she never forced the victim to have sex with her, and she never threatened the victim or gave him anything in exchange for sex, according to police.
The abuse stopped two weeks ago when Hopkins moved away from the apartment complex.
Hopkins was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail. She is charged with 20 counts of sexual abuse and rape.
She remains held in lieu of $1 million bond.KPTV – FOX 12