A Missouri mom is accused of raping a 12-year-old boy while her son was in her basement.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Nicole Marie Smith, 30, of St. Charles City was charged on Tuesday with statutory rape and statutory sodomy.
From the Post-Dispatch:
According to court documents, the 12-year-old boy told police that he and Smith engaged in sexual intercourse and oral sex multiple times in her residence while Smith's child was at home in the basement.
KPLR reports that the forced vaginal sex and oral sex took place repeatedly over the course of nine months, from April of last year until Christmas Eve, according to court documents.
It's unclear how authorities became aware of the allegations, but KPLR reports that investigators found text messages between the victim and Smith in which they professed their love for one another.
Smith also allegedly texted the boy asking him to delete any incriminating messages.