Woman accused of posing as teen, having sex with boy pleads not guilty

Woman accused of posing as teen, having sex with boy pleads not guilty

Woman accused of posing as teen, having sex with boy pleads not guilty

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 8 at 3:07 PM

PHOENIX -- A 23-year-old Glendale woman accused of posing as a teen online and having sex with a 13-year-old boy pleaded not guilty Monday morning.

Anna Areola-Hernandez is charged with unlawful age misrepresentation and four counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

In February, the boy's mother notified police about the relationship. She told investigators that Areola-Hernandez gave her son a sexually transmitted disease and claimed to be pregnant with the victim's baby.

According to police, Areola-Hernandez met the boy at Desert Sky Mall in Phoenix and later contacted him on Facebook.

Police said Areola-Hernandez often posed as a 15-year-old online and used several social media and texting apps to contact minors.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 22.

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