Salem, Oregon (The Weekly Vice) - Sarah Beth Hopkins, a 35-year-old Oregon woman, was jailed Sunday after she allegedly had a seven-month long sexual relationship with her friend's 11-year-old son.
According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, an investigation was launched after the boy's mother learned at a church revival that her son had been sexually involved with Hopkins.
Hopkins is the mother's neighbor and close friend, according to the criminal complaint.
Investigators say a sexual relationship between Hopkins and the boy began in January and continued until two weeks ago when Hopkins moved out of her apartment. The mother was reportedly suspicious about the relationship and questioned her son about it at a recent church function.
The sexual encounters between Hopkins and the boy reportedly took place at Hopkins apartment and in public places where the two would take walks together.
After the relationship surfaced, Hopkins reportedly admitted to having sex with the boy, stating that she loved him and considered him her boyfriend.
Hopkins was booked into the Marion County Jail and charged with 20 counts of child sex abuse and rape. She remains held in lieu of $1 million bond.
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