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Home  |  News  |  WOMAN ARRESTED FOR COERCING THREE BOYS TO PERFORM SEXUAL ACTS ON HER

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR COERCING THREE BOYS TO PERFORM SEXUAL ACTS ON HER
Friday, August 17, 2012

 
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives on Tuesday, August 14 arrested an 18-year-old woman on charges that the woman coerced one 11-year-old boy and two 12-year-old boys to perform sexual acts on her in woods near Lexington.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives arrested Kayla Renee Walters-Merrian, 18, of 264 Doe Trail Drive, Lexington, on arrest warrants on three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Walters-Merrian was being held on Wednesday, August 15 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $15,000.

Arrest warrants allege that on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14 Walters-Merrian engaged the three boys in sexual relationships, Metts said. Walters-Merrian coerced the three boys to join her in woods, where the incidents occurred on an old red couch.

Arrest warrants further allege that Walters-Merrian pulled up her shirt, exposing her private parts, and coerced the three boys to perform acts on her that were intended to gratify her sexual desires, Metts said.

The mother of one of the three boys reported the incidents to the Sheriff’s Department at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday after the sister of one of the three boys told the mother about the incidents, Metts said.

Detectives investigated the incidents, Metts said. Investigators arrested Walters-Merrian at her home on Tuesday night.

Under South Carolina law, third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor is a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison, Metts said.

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