Strange But True!
It was a shocking story as a Florida woman accused of having s3x with an 11-year-old boy was arrested on a slew of new charges.
An additional 14 charges were filed against her of s3xual battery on an 11-year-old that led to her having the boy’s child.
The relationship started in 2014 and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies said the baby boy was born later that year.
Investigators arrested 25-year-old Marissa Ashley Mowry. She was originally charged with s3xual battery on an 11-year-old child.
Mowry was charged Wednesday with three counts of s3x assault by 18 years of age s3x battery victim under 12 years of age, and 11 counts of s3x assault by custodian s3x battery victim 12 years of age and under 18 years of age.
Investigators said Mowry admitted to having a s3xual relationship with the boy.
In January 2014, investigators said, who was 22 at the time, had s3xual intercourse with the 11-year-old at a home in Hillsborough County. As a result, Mowry got pregnant and gave birth in October 2014.
Deputies said Mowry and the victim continued to have s3xual contact several times until this year when the victim was 14.
Mowry currently lives in at the Regency Palms Apartments in Port Richey, but she was living in Brandon during the time of the encounters.
Investigators said the victim was also a Brandon resident but deputies would not elaborate on how the two were connected in an effort to conceal the victim’s identity.
Investigators said that in April of this year someone anonymously reported the encounters through an abuse tip line in Pasco County.
Pasco County deputies sent the report to Hillsborough County where the encounters took place.
In Mowry’s original statement to law enforcement, she told deputies that at one point the boy forcibly had s3x with her while she was “highly medicated” on Benadryl and Amoxicillin due to a cold.
She said she was sleeping and woke up to the boy touching her sexually and that’s when he forced himself on her and had s3xual intercourse. She said she told the victim to “stop.”
Mowry later denied that any of it ever happened during a recorded conversation with the boy. Investigators were listening in on the other line, according to arrest records.
Deputies said they now have new information after interviewing Mowry but are not yet ready to disclose those details.
Deputies said Mowry is currently pregnant but said the baby is not related to the young father.
News Channel 8 spoke with a person who knows Mowry very well. They say the woman was a runaway who used drugs and was in and out of the juvenile court system many times. They tell us she had a troubled childhood, and say her mother is devastated.
Neighbours said Mowry’s boyfriend recently got back from a military deployment and was shocked to hear the baby was fathered by a child.
The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office’s Child Protective Division is also involved in the investigation.
Deputies said the baby of the young father, who is now nearly 3- years old, will be placed with a responsible adult.
Mowry’s s3xual battery charge is a capital offense and comes with a mandatory life sentence if convicted.
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