SANTA ANA (CBS) — A 36-year-old Lake Forest mother of three was arrested Friday for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy, according to a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Rachel Ann Hicks was arrested on suspicion of rape and child molestation. She is being held without bail, said Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.

Hicks, posing as 23-year-old woman, met the boy — a Maryland resident — online through the XBox Live service in September, Amormino said.

The online chats progressed to phone calls, texts and e-mails that sometimes included Hicks sending the boy sexually explicit images and movies, Amormino said.

Hicks, who went to visit family in Florida around the Thanksgiving holiday, drove up to see the boy Nov. 27, Amormino said.

“She met the victim at his home and while his parents were asleep she had sex with him,” Amormino said.

The boy’s family discovered “romantic” text messages on the teenager’s phone and when confronted about it he told his parents about the relationship, Amormino said.

With help from federal authorities, deputies tracked Hicks down and arrested her at her home Friday afternoon, Amormino said.

Investigators suspect she may have molested at least one other boy, Amormino said.

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Comments (14)
  1. iloveher says:

    why couldn’t this of happened to me as a young boy? Bless her heart.

    1. victor says:

      If only we could go back and change things eh?

    2. dfhf says:

      hahahhaha not funny

  2. Hardy HarHar says:

    With that face, she couldn’t pass for 23

  3. APPPPerro says:

    i gotta renew my xbox live membership now

  4. 2958 says:

    Dam were was these ladies when i was growing up….

  5. Chris says:

    Why is that so illegal?? I could think of hundred other things that are illegal and worse but this?? come on! I dont see a problem with it…The bot is in his teens and would probably have sex a year later with another teen so? so what if shes 36! geeez!

    1. Informer says:

      Why is that so illegal?? Ask the agents at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

      ICE aids in investigation of Orange County woman arrested for out-of-state child molestation

      “Pedophiles who mistakenly believe they can evade the law by going out of state to sexually exploit innocent children should know we’re using every tool at our disposal to keep our young people safe – whether they are around the block or around the world.”

  6. neighbor says:

    the lady is my neighbor hahah i was on TV

  7. CW in L.A. says:

    Chris I hope that you never reproduce. If you cannot see that she is molesting and raping kids then you should dig a hole and crawl in. Go away.

  8. Chris says:

    …..CW what higher power other than MAN ever said that having sex at that age was bad??? the boy is in his teens!!! he is not 5 years or so…..and by the way….she did not rape him…it was consented! My friends and I were talking about sex when we were 8… I will ask you to go away freak!

    1. CW in L.A. says:

      Chris,, that is why we put pedifiles in prison. It is illegal. Would you want your kids having sex with an adult, no I would guess not. The facts are that it is illegal and wrong. It is ok if he was having sex with another teen, but she is not. And that wrong. She even lied about her age because she knew it was wrong. She is a pedifile. So you go away.

  9. Cris says:

    Wow….I used to worked with this woman!

  10. servis says:

    very nice article.

    thank you.
    skype: cilingir1,726072E+10

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