Scranton woman Leanora Propes is facing statutory sexual assault charges after admitting to having sex with a 14-year-old boy while her boyfriend Glenn James Marr was in jail. Scranton police say Propes told officials she had sex with the underage boy because she was “lonely and depressed her boyfriend was away in prison.”
Her alleged victim, whose name has been redacted to protect their identity, told law enforcement the assault happened last summer while 34-year-old Marr was locked up, reports The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. There were at least four sexual encounters between the two, investigators wrote in charging papers.
The teenage boy had initially denied anything had happened between him and Propes after his mother called police to report the crime on February 15. However, he later revealed he did, in fact, have sexual relations with the woman during the time her boyfriend was in prison.
The woman also had claimed boy's mother made up the allegations over a history of stolen money. Later, on March 10, she admitted to the intercourse, but blamed it on depression and loneliness that she allegedly suffered while Marr was incarcerated.
The boyfriend, who is from Binghamton, New York, too, has been charged with obstruction for giving investigators false information in the case. He reportedly told the cops about the alleged incident before claiming he only made it up to “get revenge” on Propes.
Both Propes — who has been charged with statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors — and Marr — who has been charged with obstruction of justice — posted bail and are expected to be back in the court for their hearings on Wednesday.