Oregon Woman Guilty of Raping Boy - Update
A Salem woman pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to raping her friend's 12-year-old son.Sentencing is scheduled for January 29.
In Tuesday's settlement hearing, Sarah Beth Hopkins, 35, pleaded guilty to three charges of rape and two for sodomy in Marion County court.
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.
[Update 1/29] Hopkins sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Oregon Woman Accused of Raping Boy, 11
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(Salem, Oregon) A 35-year-old local woman, Sarah Beth Hopkins, has been accused of raping an 11-year-old boy.
Hopkins faces 15 counts of first-degree sex abuse and 15 counts of second-degree rape.
The mother of the now 12-year-old victim called the sheriff’s office on Sunday. She was suspicious of her former neighbor and close friend, Sarah Beth Hopkins, and the relationship she had with her son, according to sheriff's office spokesman Don Thomson.Hopkins was booked into custody at the Marion County Jail.
"She questioned her son and learned that he and Hopkins had been sexually active for the past eight months," Thomson said in a news release.
The boy would often go to Hopkins’ apartment and go on walks with Hopkins. The two had sex at the apartment and occasionally in public places during the walks, Thomson said.