Anna Areola-Hernandez, 23, Posed as Teen Online, Had Sex with Young Boy, Cops Say
Anna Areola-Hernandez, seen here in a Facebook image, was arrested today on suspicion of having sex with a boy under 15 whom she met online while pretending to be a teen herself.
A 23-year-old Glendale woman who pretended to be a teen online had sex with at least one boy under 15, police say.
Anna Areola-Hernandez, who sports a tattoo of a pair of red lips on her neck, was booked into jail today on suspicion of three counts each of sexual conduct with a minor, child molestation, unlawful age misrepresentation, and "adult posing as a minor for a sexual conduct act."
Now police are asking parents to check their kids' social-media history for any sign of her.
Glendale police learned the woman was having an "inappropriate and potentially sexual relationship" with the unidentified minor boy on February 21. Details are scant at this point, but cops say an investigation turned up probable cause to arrest the woman on the aforementioned charges.
Areola-Hernandez went by online handles like "Tiny Hernandez" and "Ana Hernandez" while using sites like Facebook, Snapchat, and Tango "to contact juveniles," according to cops, who fear they'll find additional victims.
On her Facebook page, Areola-Hernandez lists her hometown as Culican, Sinaloa, and says she went to Agua Fria High School in Phoenix and Millennium High School in Goodyear.
If you have any information about the case, or think your child may have had an interaction with Areola-Hernandez, police want you call 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 4480-WITNESS.
Got a tip? Send it to: Ray Stern.
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