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Jennifer Dempsey's Accused of Lying About Her Age...and Being Pregnant...and Having Cancer

If you know the woman in the picture to the right, Jennifer Dempsey, we have news for you -- no, you probably do not know her.

According to Phoenix police, Dempsey, 35, lied about her age to teenage boys she had sex with, then lied about being pregnant, and for the past five years, she's been lying about having cancer.

First of all, according to information provided by Phoenix police, detectives discovered that Dempsey had met a pair of teenage boys -- ages 14 and 16 -- on Facebook, and eventually had sex with them.

She told those boys -- who didn't know each other -- that she was 16 years old. She's 35 years old.

Furthermore, she told both of the boys that she was pregnant, and ended up having a meeting about it with one of the boy's parents, police say.

According to police, Dempsey was interviewed after someone turned over some incriminating text messages, and she admitted to having sex with the 16-year-old boy, but not the 14-year-old.

During all of this, detectives discovered that the chemotherapy port on her chest was fake.

Dempsey had been telling her family that she had cancer for five years, and shaved her head, bought wigs, and taped the chemo port to her chest in an effort to prove it.

"The suspect made no statements regarding these false medical issues," Phoenix police Sergeant Trent Crump says in a statement.

Police say detectives want people to see the above photo of Dempsey, which is the one she used online. Police think that she may have been pulling this scam on boys for some time, so if you have any information, police ask that you call the Family Investigation Bureau at 602-534-2121, or phone up Silent Witness.

Dempsey was booked into jail on seven charges related to sexual conduct with a minor.

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Matthew Hendley
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