A 43-year-old woman has been charged with having sex with her son's 12-year-old friend, and authorities are putting the word out in case there are other young victims.
Patricia Ann Serrano, 43, of Fountain
Valley, is accused of having unlawful sex with the boy on two occasions last month, once in her home
and the other time in a car, according to an Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) statement.
Over the objections of prosecutors, an Orange County Superior Court
judge in Westminster set Serrano's bail at $100,000 instead of the
requested $250,000 today. Her arraignment is scheduled to continue
Serrano raised the suspicions of the young victim's mother, who
discovered her in a locked room with her son. The OCDA statement alleges
Serrano was kissing her son's friend behind the locked door. The boy's
mother did not witness any sexual contact between the two, but she
reported Serrano to Fountain Valley police, who conducted the
investigation that led to her arrest Tuesday.
She is charged with three felony counts of lewd acts on a child
under 14 with the sentencing enhancement for substantial sexual conduct
with a child. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 12 years in
Meanwhile, the investigation against her continues. Anyone with information or who
thinks they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising
District Attorney Investigator Lou Gutierrez at 714.347.8794 or Fountain Valley Police Detective Jesse Hughes at 714.593.4480