03/04/2013 11:09 am ET

Wendy Crowell, Colorado Mom, Accused Of Having Sex With Son's Underage Friend

A Colorado mom is accused of seducing her son's underage friend at a sleepover and having sex with him on multiple occasions.

Wendy Crowell of Grand Junction heard charges against her on Thursday, including six felony counts of sexual assault on a child, according to KREX.

The relationship allegedly began in June, 2012. The victim was between the ages of 15 and 16 at the time, KREX reports.

An arrest affidavit claims that one night when the boy was sleeping over at Crowell's home, she told him "he could pretend to be 18 for a night," according to KKCO.

The teen told police the two had consensual sex five times over the course of three weeks.

It's not clear what led to the arrest months after the suspected assaults. KREX previously reported that cops found out about the alleged relationship after the victim's mother found suspicious text messages from Crowell on her son's phone.



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