Salem woman pleads guilty to raping 12-year-old boy

Salem woman pleads guilty to raping 12-year-old boy

Salem woman pleads guilty to raping 12-year-old boy

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 5:19 PM

SALEM -- A Salem woman pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to raping the 12-year-old son of a friend of hers

In the settlement deal, Sarah Beth Hopkins, 35, pleaded guilty to three charges of rape and two for sodomy in Marion County court.

More: Bail $1M for Salem woman accused of raping boy

The victim told his mother last August that he and Hopkins were sexually active for eight months and had sex with her about 15 times, then the mother alerted police. The two spent time together at Hopkins' apartment and on walks, investigators said.

When Hopkins was questioned, she admitted having sex with the boy, but did not threaten him or offer anything in return for the sex, according to the probable cause statement.

Hopkins was initially facing 20 charges and her bail had been set at $1 million.  Her sentencing is now set for Jan. 29, at 11 a.m.

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