You would think that a woman like this could find a man closer to her own age…
Scranton police charged a 26-year-old city woman Monday on charges she had sex, and purportedly a child, with a 16-year-old boy, authorities said.
Sheri M. Knowles, 813 Lee Court, is charged with one count of indecent assault, a misdemeanor, and is free on $25,000 unsecured bail following her arraignment Monday in front of Magisterial District Judge Paul J. Ware.
Police began investigating in January when a witness saw her have sex with a teenager, Detective Jeffrey Gilroy wrote in a criminal complaint.
The investigation is still ongoing, but Ms. Knowles agreed prior to her arrest to plead guilty to one count of indecent assault, Detective Gilroy said in an email.
The Times-Tribune does not identify victims of sexual assault.
The 16-year-old victim agreed to cooperate and told authorities he and Ms. Knowles have had sex since November 2014, and may have a child together.
Detectives also looked through the teenager’s cellphone and found pictures of him holding an infant and of him kissing Ms. Knowles, police said.
Ms. Knowles waived her right to a preliminary hearing Monday after her arraignment. A formal arraignment in the Lackawanna County Court is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 9 a.m.