The 23-year-old Glendale woman we told you about Thursday, Anna Areola-Hernandez (or "Tiny Hernandez," as she called herself on Facebook), gave a 13-year-old boy an undisclosed STD, and she believes she's pregnant with his child, a police report says.
She's been in contact with other boys, cops state.
Police began investigating on February 21 after the boy's mom exposed the scam. She reportedly told police that she'd discovered Areola-Hernandez had given her son an STD, was pregnant with the woman's child, and that she "does this to a lot of teenage boys."
Pictures were discovered of her and the boy kissing and engaged in "intimate poses." She'd posted Facebook shots of herself posing with an old high-school ID.
When cops interviewed the boy, he gave a detailed description of his encounters. He couldn't remember all of them.
The two met at Desert Sky Mall in September after she lured him online, he told police.
He told her he was 13; she reportedly said she was about to turn 15. Two days later, they began a sexual relationship, records state.
Cops set up a monitored confrontation call between the woman and the boy's mother. In that conversation, police say, Areola-Hernandez said she was pregnant and "knows it is the victim's baby because he is the only one she had sex with during that time frame. Anna also stated she knew about the STD and has since [gone] to the doctor for treatment."
The woman wouldn't admit her real age to the mother but denied being 23, saying it didn't matter because she was no longer dating the boy.
Areola-Hernandez was arrested at her sister's Glendale home and taken to jail. In a recorded interview after she was read her rights, she allegedly confessed to having sex with the boy "at least four times," lying to him, and giving him an STD.
"Anna stated she is currently portraying herself as a 15YO online to about 10 to 20 minors," records say. She claimed she hadn't actually met these boys yet.
She doesn't know why she likes boys, she told police. She said she "has been told she has the mind of a 15YO and wants to know if she can just have counseling for this," the report says.
Police argued to the court that Areola-Hernandez should not be released because of the potential for more victims and because she'd suggested that she plans to move to Mexico to be with her mother.
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She's was being held on multiple counts, including child molestation and misrepresenting her age.
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