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Lowell mom lured teen, 16, for sex using World of Warcraft video game



Federal prosecutors say a Lowell woman, a 35-year-old mother of five, lured a minor for sex after meeting him while playing an online video game.

Angie Jenkins was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison and ordered to pay $4,480 in restitution to the Buffalo, N.Y. victim, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo said. She pleaded guilty in April to receiving child pornography.

Jenkins met the 15-year-old boy through the game World of Warcraft and traveled to Buffalo in 2010 to have sex with him when he was 16,WIBV.com in Buffalo, N.Y. reported (see video, below).

The boy's parents alerted authorities after noticing numerous out-of-state calls on his cell phone. Investigators later found graphic images they say he'd sent to Jenkins at her request.

"Investigators say Jenkins, rented a car and drove from her home in Lowell to have sex with the now 16-year-old boy in the back seat of her car in a department store parking lot in Amherst, N.Y," WIBV reported. The trip is more than 370 miles.

"Eventually, the parents contacted authorities and Jenkins was arrested last month. Federal Judge Hugh Scott ordered a mental health evaluation," the station reported.

Jenkins allegedly made contact with the 15-year-old boy with the World of Warcraft video game, where players can talk with each other, according to the U.S. attorney.

When the boy's parents took away his cell phone, she bought him a new phone, and drove to New York to have sex with the boy, then 16, in a parking lot, WIBV said, quoting federal sources.

She also called the boy a coward and threatened to kill herself if he broke off the relationship, according to the report.

 

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