01/22/2013 04:21 pm ET

Jenna Van Delden, Montana Woman, Allegedly Had Sex With 13-Year-Old Runaway 20 To 30 Times

A 25-year-old woman is accused of having sex with a 13-year-old boy who ran away from home.

Jenna Van Delden allegedly had sex with the boy 20 to 30 times over the last four months before she was arrested last Tuesday, according to the Great Falls Tribune.

Van Delden was originally charged with endangering the welfare of a child and custodial interference for allegedly letting the boy to stay with her for four months. But after further investigation, deputies said the boy admitted to having an ongoing relationship with Van Delden. The woman is now also charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent and tampering with evidence.

KFBB reports that Van Delden expressed her love for the boy to authorities.

Van Delden's estranged husband allegedly told detectives that when he and Van Delden were separated, they still lived in the same house. During that time, he told detectives Van Delden and the boy shared the same bed.

Charging documents obtained by KRTV said sheriff's deputies interviewed Van Delden on October 5, 2012 and she denied knowing where the teen was. Officers searched her home on other occasions, but didn't find the boy.

On January 14, officers got a tip the boy was seen at Van Delden's home. The next day, deputies searched her home and found the boy hiding underneath a bunk bed in a second-floor bedroom.



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