Woman, 22, accused of engaging in sex acts with minor in Cumberland County

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Paden A. Tennant

UPPER ALLEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A 22-year-old woman is facing criminal charges after police said she engaged in sex acts with a juvenile boy in Cumberland County.

Paden Tennant, of Mechanicsburg, is charged with rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child less than 16 years of age, indecent assault on a person less than 13 years of age, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with minor. Tennant turned herself into police on July 23 and was released after posting $40,000 bail.

Tennant allegedly had a sexual relationship with the boy for approximately four years–beginning in January 2012 when he was 12 years-old and she was 19, according to the criminal complaint.  The relationship ended in June 2015, police said.

In an interview with police–Tennant admitted to having a sexual relationship with the boy, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 26.