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.
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.
Carlton allegedly traveled from Michigan to New Jersey last December to meet the boy and bring him several gifts.
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