Married mother-of-two arrested and charged with child seduction for having a sexual relationship with teenager
33-year-old Kendra Lynn Wilson is being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail on preliminary charges of child seduction. She could face 1.5 years in jail if found guilty.
A married Indiana woman has been arrested on an accusation she had a sexual relationship with a teenager. 33-year-old Kendra Lynn Wilson, of Evansville, was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 26, on preliminary charges of child seduction.
According to the Evansville Courier & Press, Wilson was accused of "coming onto" the victim and initiating a sexual relationship with him. A married mother-of-two with two children of her own — according to her Facebook page, she shares a son and a daughter with her husband, who is a retired US army sergeant — the 33-year-old reportedly had sex with the victim multiple times over the course of several weeks and performed oral sex on them.
Evansville Police said Wilson told the teenager that if their affair was discovered, they could both be killed. While it was initially unclear what she meant and if that was a veiled threat, it later emerged she told the victim her husband "would kill them both" if he found out.
The Evansville Courier & Press cited a probable cause affidavit which stated that detectives from the Evansville Police Department started investigating the case on December 18, when the accusations were reported to the Department of Child Services by an anonymous source. When confronted by the DHS, the victim first denied the accusations but later confessed to a forensic investigator at Holly's House — which offers services for children and adults who were sexually assaulted or victims of domestic violence —that the 33-year-old mother had approached him last month to initiate a sexual relationship.
As of Thursday, December 27, Wilson had not yet been formally charged. Her probable cause hearing was scheduled at the Vanderburgh Circuit Court, with an affidavit suggesting that the Evansville Police was said to be seeking six charges of child seduction against the 33-year-old. A child seduction charge, which means the adult in question is accused of having sexual contact with a minor between 16-years-old and 18-years-old when the said adult is in a position of authority over the teenager, is a class D felony. Under Indiana state law, if Wilson is found guilty of the charges, she faces up to 1.5 years in prison as well as a $10,000 fine.
Wilson remains in custody at the Vanderburgh County Jail and has been denied bond.