Melonee Jane Duval was led away from the Camp Verde Courtroom Tuesday afternoon to serve 8 months in prison.Judge Bluff extended Duval's probation by five years.
Duval, 34, was charged with three counts of sexual conduct with a minor between Halloween 2010 and May 26, 2011. The boy was 16 years old
Cottonwood police began investigating when they learned that the Mingus Union student was involved with a woman in a relationship that was inappropriate and likely, sexual.
The boy's father said he told the boy that he didn't want them dating, but the teen would run off and would be found hiding out at her house. When he blocked the boy's phone, she gave him another one, he told the court.
"He began lying, stealing and cheating in school. He is now incarcerated and I blame her influence for that."
Brian, who is the boy's stepfather, told the defendant, "You, Melonee, have no regard for authority. Every night you are in prison, I hope you have sleepless nights."
Judge Michael Bluff told the court that the probation department made a strong argument that Duval's probation be extended.
Arizona Woman, 32, and Boy, 16
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(Cottonwood, Arizona) A 32-year-old local woman, Melonee Jane Duval, has been arrested for allegedly engaging in sex with a 16-year-old boy.
Duval faces one count of sexual conduct with a minor.
Police interviewed both Duval and the young victim and determined that the relationship had continued for eight months since last Halloween.Duval was booked into custody with bond set at $50,000.
The woman lived near the boy's family.