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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.