An Oregon woman has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy who attended the same school as her daughter after ‘sexting’ him online.
Rheta Leanne Melvin, 36, has been charged with luring a minor, online sexual corruption of a child, sexual abuse, sodomy, rape and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor.
She was busted at her home in Riddle on Thursday after allegedly having sex with the child in the back seat of her car last week after she lured him into the vehicle.
According to the probable cause statement, the boy and his mother told officers that Melvin added him on Snap Chat and began messaging him.
After exchanging sexually explicit images via the app, the boy alleges that Melvin lured him to her car and drove a short distance before pulling over and engaging in sexual intercourse with the minor in the back seat of her vehicle.
The reports note that the boy told police Melvin continued to contact him and asked him to meet up but that he felt uncomfortable and made excuses to avoid her.
According to the reports, his mother found out about the incident through another parent. The report notes that the boy showed officers some of the messages but told them he had deleted the sexually explicit photos.
In one of the messages that officials were able to read, the boy told Melvin he was not getting back together with an ex to which she replied that “he is saving himself for her (Melvin).”
DNA was collected from a shirt the boy said he was wearing during the incident in Melvin’s car on Dec 4.