A seemingly rampant problem around the nation has shone itself in eastern Iowa. This 41-year-old woman is charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy.

Scott County Jail

Virginia Jean Peterson of Davenport is facing multiple felony charges. Arrest affidavits from the Davenport Police Department indicate Peterson sent nude photos of herself to the boy on December 12 and 13 in an attempt to get him to have sex with her. The charges state sexual activity took place on December 13.

According to the Scott County Jail, Peterson has been charged with three felonies:

  • Enticing a Child Under 16
  • Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree
  • Telephone Dissemination of Obscene Material to a Minor

The Quad-City Times says the three felony charges carry a maximum combined sentence of 17 years... 10 of which comes from the Third-Degree Sexual Abuse, a Class C felony.

Peterson was arrested Tuesday afternoon and posted bond Wednesday morning. She waived her preliminary hearing and will be arraigned Thursday, January 11.

[Quad City Times and Scott County Jail]