A 32-year-old Fort Worth woman accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy exchanged messages with the teen in which they stated that they loved each other and made reference to a previous sexual encounter, according to a forensic analysis of the boy’s phone.
Nicole Elizabeth Gray denied having sex with the teen to police, but acknowledged sexual encounters in a recorded conversation with the boy’s parents at their house on Oct. 8, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
According to the affidavit, Gray told police she had lied to the parents “in hopes that it would all go away.”
Gray, who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault of a child, remained in the Mansfield jail Friday with bail set at $25,000. If released on bond, she is prohibited from having contact with the boy, his family or any child under the age of 17, according to her warrant.
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According to the affidavit, Gray and the teen met in early July after the boy had gone to her house, asking if he could cut her lawn. The boy told police the two exchanged text message and later that month, Gray texted him one late night, asked him to come over. The boy said he sneaked out of his house and went to Gray’s, where the two had sex, the first of about four sexual encounters through September.
The boy’s mother filed a police report Sept. 30 after finding text messages on a cell phone that Gray had given to her son and eventually learning about the alleged sexual relationship.
The affidavit stated that even when instructed by police not to contact the teen until the investigation was complete, Gray sent the boy additional text messages, telling him she was in trouble and that he needed to delete her messages. She also told him not to tell his parents that they were talking, the affidavit stated.