California mother, 47, accused of having sex with two 14-year-old boys, supplying them with alcohol and marijuana
Amalia Marie Utz, 47, first came under suspicion on October 1 when a deputy started looking into a rumor about a woman who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy the previous month
OAK PARK, CALIFORNIA: A California mother who was accused of having sexual relations with two 14-year-old boys and providing them with alcohol and marijuana at her home has been arrested and charged.
Amalia Marie Utz, 47, first came under suspicion on October 1 when a deputy from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office started looking into a rumor about a woman who allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy the previous month, according to the Ventura County Star.
Someone had alerted the school district about her illicit activities through its anonymous “Report It” tool. Once the authorities were alerted, the East County's major crimes sexual assault unit was called in to help investigate and they learned of a second victim, also 14-years-old, from Thousand Oaks.
They also uncovered that numerous calls for service had been made at Utz's apartment in the Shadow Ridge Condominiums complex, located across the street from Oak Park High School, concerning juvenile disturbances, found runaways, juveniles possessing and smoking marijuana, high-school age parties, alcohols served to minor by Utz, and reckless driving.
Her neighbors had similarly revealed that the residence was known for drawing large crowds of children and complained about the disturbances. "The kids came over after school, maybe four to six, and there’s just too much activity over there," said one neighbor who refused to be identified.
The 47-year-old was arrested on October 9 on suspicion of felony lewd or lascivious acts with a minor and felony oral copulation with a minor under 16.
In a letter sent out to parents the next day, the superintendent of the Oak Park Unified School District confirmed that Utz had been arrested on suspicion of providing drugs and alcohol in her apartment to two boys who attend Oak Park High School, and that she was suspected of engaging in sexual acts with them as well.
Utz was released after posting $20,000 bail on the day of her arrest. She is scheduled to make her next appearance in court on October 25.