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Pasco woman, 37, accused of having sex with teen

Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 11:13 AM

A 37-year-old Land O' Lakes woman faces charges of having sex with a 16-year-old boy and sending him nude photos of herself, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

Alexis Anne Colson, of 10709 Weeping Elm Bend, was arrested Tuesday at her home on charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and electronic transmission of harmful material to a minor.

She was taken to the Land O' Lakes Jail where she was later released after posting $15,000 bail.

Colson's relationship with the boy was discovered after someone who loaned the victim a cell phone found suspicious text messages, an arrest report said. That person alerted the boy's father, who contacted law enforcement, said Melanie Snow, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

A sheriff's detective who investigated discovered at least 15 nude photos of Colson in sexually explicit poses on the teenager's Samsung Galaxy 2 tablet, the report said.

The detective also found on the tablet instructions Colson had sent to the teen about when and where they could meet, the report said. After getting together at that pre-arranged location on Jan. 22, Colson drove the teenager to Hudson where they had sex, the report said.

Colson knew the 16-year-old boy through her daughter, Snow said. The arrest report did not say where the boy attends high school.

Colson is listed as unemployed on the arrest report, but she previously worked as a fitness instructor, according to her account on Linkedin.com.

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