FBI: Woman abducted teen, had sex with him
A 32-year-old Sierra Vista woman was arrested on charges that she kidnapped a 15-year-old boy and took him to Indiana while being involved in a sexual relationship with him, officials said.
Denise Green, also known as Denise Philpott, took a boy who was living at Ohana House, a group home for teenagers in Sierra Vista, to Martinsville, Ind., west of Indianapolis, said agent Deborah McCarley, an FBI spokeswoman.
It is believed that Green met the boy last year while she was working as a behavioral-health technician at the group home, said Sandy Raynor, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Phoenix.
It was while she worked there that she began a sexual relationship with the boy, McCarley said.
On June 14, Green reportedly took the boy and her four children to Indiana by car. The boy was reported missing that evening.
Green, the boy and her children were found in a motel in Martinsville on June 23, court documents stated.
Green told the FBI that she had a sexual relationship with the boy since the summer of 2005. She also admitted to having sex with him while traveling from Arizona to Indiana, court documents stated.
Green is in federal custody and is being held on $1,000 bond. If convicted, she faces 20 years to life in prison and up to a $250,000 fine, Raynor said.