SANTA ANA (CBS) — A Santa Ana mother of three will be arraigned Friday after being charged with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy, reportedly the boyfriend of her oldest daughter, and giving birth to his son.
Mayra Gonzalez, 32, of Santa Ana, was arrested Thursday and charged with six felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 and two felony counts of oral copulation with a minor under 18, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Gonzalez is being held on $20,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.
KNX 1070’s Orange County Bureau Chief Mike Landa reports that Gonzalez gave birth six weeks ago to a baby boy and she told investigators that the father is her daughter’s 16-year-old boyfriend. Gonzalez told police she is in love with the boy.
Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna said people in the neighborhood knew about the affair.
“Apparently, it was continuously happening until people in the neighborhood saw it was going on,” Bertagna said. “They confronted the victim in this case, he confessed to the fact that it was happening.”
Gonzalez allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with the boy on six occasions between July 1 and Dec. 24. She is also accused of orally copulating the boy twice during the same time.
If convicted, Gonzalez faces a maximum sentence of seven years and eight months in state prison and possible lifetime sex offender registration.