Cops: Woman Raped, Had Baby With 11-Year-Old Boy
Marissa Mowry charged with sexual assault and sexual battery
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2017 1:33 PM CDT
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Marissa Mowry   (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – A 25-year-old Florida woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having sex—and a baby—with an 11-year-old boy, WFLA reports. According to Fox 13, police say Marissa Mowry started a sexual relationship with the victim in January 2014. Police aren't saying how Mowry and the victim were connected in order to protect his identity. Mowry gave birth later in 2014, and her sexual relationship with the victim continued until he was 14, police say. Her child is now 3.

The alleged abuse was reported anonymously to a tip line in April. WFTS reports Mowry was arrested following the completion of an investigation. Police say Mowry originally claimed the victim raped her while she was "highly medicated" due to a cold but later denied that version of events. She's been charged with sexual assault and sexual battery of a victim under 12 years old and faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted. Mowry's child is being placed with a "responsible adult."

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