A Kenton woman was in jail on Friday, accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
Ceaira Treen was living at her boyfriend’s parents’ house when she entered into a sexual relationship with her boyfriend’s father, James Caudill, 10TV’s Jessa Goddard reported.
Police said that the two lured a family friend, a 13-year-old girl, into their sexual relationship.
“She was lured into it and was believed to have participated,” Bellfontaine police Chief Brandon Standley. “And I think the victim here got in over her head and didn’t know what she was actually getting involved in.”
According to police, the girl told her mother, who 10TV News did not identify to protect the identity of her daughter.
“She was too afraid to tell me, because she was afraid herself that she would be in trouble that she had done something wrong, and she hadn’t,” the girl’s mother said.
She said that her daughter was now in therapy to help her deal with depression.
The mother said the feeling of betrayal was something her family would never overcome, Goddard reported.
“I’m just really sorry this had to happen to my daughter, by people I thought I could trust,” the mother said.
Bellefontaine police said that they were thankful the teenager came forward because the alleged crimes could have gone unpunished.
Both Treen and James Caudill are charged with a felony count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
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