A 35-year-old woman has been arrested and accused of unlawful sex and oral copulation with a 16-year-old boy, according to the Sheriff's Department.
A deputy found the woman and the boy in a parked vehicle in a parking lot in the late evening hours of Wednesday Jan. 16, according to a statement distributed Friday evening.
The location, in the 10600 block Manhasset Road in Apple Valley, is near Mariana Preschool-Daycare and Mendel Park.
"When the deputy made contact to determine the circumstances, the victim fled the scene and was not located," the sheriff's news release stated. "It appeared at that time that the two were involved in a sexual relationship however, a crime could not be proven at the time."
Detective Laura Marks of the Apple Valley Police Department "initiated an investigation and determined the two had in fact developed a sexual relationship," the news release stated.
The suspect was found again with the victim the next day, according to the Sheriff's Department. Evidence was collected and it was determined the woman had committed multiple sex crimes with the victim, sheriff's personnel said.
Veronica Lynn Morgan of Apple Valley was arrested at 2:20 p.m. Thursday in the 13000 block of Pawnee Road, about three miles north of the location on Manhasset Road, according to inmate records.
Morgan was booked on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor and oral copulation, sheriff's personnel said said. She was held Friday evening at Victor Valley Jail. Her bail was listed at $50,000.
The arrest location is in the same block as the Apple Valley School Police Department. The Sheriff's Department declined to release Morgan's booking photo or further information about her arrest.
Anyone with more information was urged to contact Marks at (760) 240-7400. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous were urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or visit www.wetip.com.