Police said Marissa Mowry became impregnated by an 11-year-old boy
Detectives said Marissa Ashley Mowry started the sexual relationship in January 2014 when she was 22 and the boy was only 11 years old, WTSP reports.
Mowry became pregnant and gave birth to a child in October of that year, police said.
Deputies said Mowry and the victim continued to have sexual contact on a regular basis until this year when the victim was 14.
The now 25-year-old Port Richey resident was arrested on June 27 following a police investigation and charged with sexual battery,according to ABC Action News.
On Wednesday, 14 additional charges were filed against her, including three counts of sexual assault by an adult over 18 years old with a victim under 12 years old.
According to authorities during January 2014, Mowry and the victim were at a residence in Hillsborough County. She was 22; the victim was 11.
The two had sexual intercourse, and as a result she became pregnant. She gave birth in October of that year.
The two had sex multiple times while the victim was between 11 and 14 years old, deputies said.
Mowry was tripped by an anonymous report of the pairs encounters through an abuse tip line in Pasco County, investigators confirmed then sent the report to Hillsborough County where the encounters took place.
Mowry initially claimed she had been assaulted by the boy while she was under medication
While admitting that they had sex, Mowry first told police she had been assaulted by the 11-year-old boy. In her initial statement to police, Mowry reportedly told investigators that the boy forced himself on her when she was “under the influence of a medication”.
In Mowry’s original statement, she told deputies that at one point the boy forcibly had sex with her while she was “highly medicated” on Benadryl and Amoxicillin due to a cold.
She said she was sleeping and woke up to the boy touching her sexually and that’s when he forced himself on her and had his way.
Mowry alleged that the boy had sexual intercourse with her after she told him to “stop.”
She later denied later denied that any of it ever happened during a recorded conversation with the boy. Investigators were listening in on the other line.
After her first court appearance, Mowry was placed under $100,000 for each of her four counts of capital sexual battery. The 11 counts of first-degree felony sex battery each carried a bond of $15,000. Her total bond was set to $565,000.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Child Protective Division said Mowry’s 3-year-old child with the boy was placed with a responsible adult as the investigation continues.
The suspect is reportedly pregnant with another child, but the baby is not expected to be related to the alleged victim, according to the station. The police spokesman was not able to confirm the pregnancy news, although he says he is aware of the report.
Mowry’s boyfriend who recently returned from military deployment is said to be in shock after learning that his girlfriend’s toddler was allegedly fathered by a minor child.