Woman Who Had Sex With 13-Year-Old Runaway Is Jailed For 10 Years

14/08/2014 16:52 | Updated 22 May 2015

Woman who had sex with 13-year-old runaway is jailed for 10 years

A woman who had sex with a 13-year-old runaway boy has been jailed for 10 years.

Jenna Van Delden, 25, slept with the teen up to 30 times over a four month period after she took him in off the streets.

The boy was found hiding under a bunk bed when police searched Van Delden's home in Great Falls, Montana earlier this year.

She pleaded guilty to having sex with the underage boy and showed no emotion as she was jailed for 10 years without any recommendation for parole.

The court heard that Van Delden took the boy in after he ran away from home in September 2012.

After one court appearance she travelled to the juvenile detention centre where the boy was being held in an attempt to speak with him.

When officers refused, she expressed her love for him and asked to collect her wedding ring set and a heart-shaped ring out of the boy's property.


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