A 20-year-old woman has been charged with rape for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy in North Carolina, after the boy’s mother reported them to be in a relationship.
College student Taylor Ashton Moseley met the teenager while working at a bar in Surf City in the Bible belt state when a friend introduced the pair.
A relationship is said to have taken place in May, according to state police.
After the boy’s mother reported the relationship, the student was charged with indecent liberties with a child, statutory rape and a statutory sex offence with a child.
Moseley, a student at East Carolina University, is being held in Pender County Jail awaiting trial with bail set at $225,000.
This is the latest headline-hitting case in the US of women being charged for having sex with underage boys. Earlier this year in North Carolina, a 25-year-old teacher was charged with having unlawful sex with three of her teenage pupils.
In North Carolina, a socially conservative state with a strong religious tradition, 16-year-olds are allowed to marry with parental consent and 14-year-old girls are allowed to marry if they are pregnant.