ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) – Authorities say a Michigan woman had an inappropriate relationship with a New Jersey boy she met while playing video games online.
Union County prosecutors say 44-year-old Jessica Carlton, of Grand Rapids, faces two counts of attempting to lure or entice a child and 12 counts of child endangerment. She was arrested in Michigan on April 9 and was recently was extradited to New Jersey, where she remains jailed on $225,000 bail.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400?
Prosecutors say Carlton initially met the boy in May 2013, when he was 11.
While playing video games together, authorities say the pair developed a relationship that grew to involve sexually explicit text messages, phone conversations and photos.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 1,526 New COVID-19 Cases, 37 Deaths Friday
Carlton allegedly traveled from Michigan to New Jersey last December to meet the boy and bring him several gifts.
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