A Texas woman has been arrested following accusations that she’s had an ongoing sexual affair with her teenage nephew. The Daily Mail reports that 43-year-old Peggy Phillips began the affair with the teenager in 2007. The shocking case has landed her behind bars with the potential a prison sentence.
Authorities in Pasadena, Texas, allege that the woman first sexually abused the teen when he was hospitalized in 2007, although the details surrounding why he was in the hospital haven’t been clarified. It has been reported, however, that the teenage nephew of the Texas woman was reportedly 15 to 16-years-old at the time that their illicit affair began.
KHOU News reports that 43-year-old Peggy Phillips had frequent sexual encounters with the teenage boy after he moved in with her and her husband in 2008. Court documents allege that the woman had sex “hundreds of times” with the teenage boy, who was the biological nephew of her then-husband. Phillips is also accused of sending inappropriate text messages to her teenage nephew, which also included inappropriate photos of her.
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— choice curtis (@mychoicealways) December 8, 2015
Peggy Phillips arrested for having sex with her teen nephew ‘hundreds of times’ – Daily Mail https://t.co/ce0LH4YPAH
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Peggy’s former husband — the biological uncle of the alleged victim — says that he moved the boy into their home in 2008 because he was going through a difficult time in South Carolina. However, he noted that “everything went south” within two weeks of moving into their home.
The Texas woman is currently being held in jail on bond in the amount of $30k. She has been charged with sexual assault of a child. It should be noted that these crimes took place several years ago, and the teenage (former) nephew of the 43-year-old woman is now an adult. It has not been made clear as to why Peggy Phillips has only recently been arrested.
This isn’t the first time a woman has been accused of sexual affairs with a teenager. Just this week, a Kentucky teacher was sentenced to a year of imprisonment as punishment for having a sexual affair with a 15-year-old student. Elizabeth Alexander reportedly admitted to texting inappropriate photos to the teen. She also admitted to kissing him. The woman reportedly sobbed as she was led away to face her year-long sentence.
Earlier this year, a former Oklahoma teacher was sentenced to a decade of imprisonment after she was convicted of second-degree rape, forcible sodomy, and child enticement. She will have to register as a sex offender after she is released from prison, which won’t be for at least eight and a half years into her sentence. The victim in her case was a 15-year-old boy. Even though her convictions indicate that the relationship was not consensual, the Oklahoma woman claims that he had pursued her, and she was vulnerable at the time. She argues that their relationship was in no way “forced” on the 15-year-old boy. Nonetheless, she will serve approximately a decade in prison for what she knowingly and willingly did with the teen, knowing she was breaking the law.
While Peggy Phillips sits in jail accused of having sex with her nephew hundreds of times, social media is taking an interest in the shocking details of this case. Most people are completely outraged and sickened that a 43-year-old woman could stand accused of such illicit behavior. Meanwhile, others are cracking jokes about the aunt’s sexual relationship with the 15-year-old. The sentence that could result is no laughing matter, however. Peggy Phillips could find herself imprisoned for years if she is convicted in this case.
[Image via Pasadena Police mugshot]