(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested and charged with child sexual assault after luring her young victims by claiming she is just 16-years-old, according to police reports in Arizona.
After her arrest, Jennifer Dempsey, 35, allegedly told police she could not have had sex with the under age children because she was too sick and underwent chemotherapy to treat her cancer.
It would be a decent excuse for someone who really had cancer.
Phoenix Police said that Dempsey not only posed as a 16-year-old on Facebook to lure two boys of 14 and 16-years-old into sexual acts, but she also pretended to have cancer in the past five years, shaving her head and taping a chemotherapy port against her chest.
Her family and neighbors all believed her act. "She had a tube all the time," Carolyn Chavez, who is the director of Dempsey’s condominium complex, said. "We've had other residents with cancer and I thought she fit the profile," she added.
When Dempsey was under investigation for allegedly having sex with minors, she attempted to use her non-existent cancer as an excuse, according to police.
"She said that cancer is the reason she did not participate in sexual behavior because she was constantly sick from chemotherapy, all of which we have learned over the following days, was not true," a spokesperson for the Phoenix police, Sergeant Trent Crump, said.
Dempsey also allegedly pretended to be pregnant, telling his two victims, she was pregnant with their child.
She was caught after one of the parents suspected that she was much older than the 16-years-old and notified the police.
Police said that they found several cell phones at Dempsey’s house containing incriminating text messages sent to her victims. She was arrested on charges of sexual conduct with minors.