Updated Mon, Mar 3, 2014 2:27 pm
A local 31-year-old woman was arraigned in Hocking County Municipal Court on Thursday on three counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor.
Hocking County Municipal Court Judge Fred Moses entered an automatic not guilty plea on behalf of Kristy Layton of Logan and ordered a split bond amount of $250,000 recognizance and an additional $250,000 cash or surety bond. The charges will now be bound over to Hocking County Common Pleas Court for future indictment.
If found guilty, Layton could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each charge.
Layton allegedly had unprotected sex with a 15-year-old male at her residence on Feb. 25.
The minor was allegedly at Layton’s home waiting on the couch while she showered. When Layton got out of the shower, she allegedly went to him and started kissing him before leading him upstairs to the bedroom where she allegedly took his clothes off and engaged in sex with him.
The minor allegedly told police he had sex with her twice the week before, once at her residence and the other time in a vehicle near a park on State Route 93 South.
The minor also allegedly revealed text messages between himself and Layton to officers from the Logan Police Department. According to the police report, texting was their means of communication.
While Layton claimed the minor stole money from her, the minor claimed Layton gave him $20 to put minutes on his phone.
During questioning at the Logan Police Department, Layton initially agreed to a DNA test, but refused when the officer presented the kit. Evidence was then collected from the minor.
According to the police report filed, Layton admitted to having Hepatitis C. The officer advised the minor’s mother to have the child tested for Hepatitis C and STD’s.