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O.C. woman accused of sex with 12-year-old boy

November 3, 2011 |  4:15 pm

Patricia Serrano booking photo
A 43-year-old Fountain Valley woman was charged with having sex with a 12-year-old boy who was her son's friend, authorities said Thursday afternoon.

Patricia Ann Serrano is charged with three felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 with a sentencing enhancement for substantial sexual conduct with a child, the Orange County district attorney's office said. She is scheduled for a continued arraignment Friday.

In October, Serrano allegedly had sex with the boy twice -- in a car and in her home, according to the district attorney' office.

The boy's mother discovered Serrano in a room with the victim. Serrano had allegedly been kissing the boy, but the mother did not observe any wrongdoing, the district attorney's office said.  The mother became suspicious and alerted police.

Serrano was arrested Tuesday by Fountain Valley police officers. Serrano, who was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond, is scheduled to appear tomorrow at the West Justice Center in Westminster.

Prosecutors said the case is ongoing and asked anyone with information to call Investigator Lou Gutierrez at (714) 347-8794 or Det. Jesse Hughes at (714) 593-4480.

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Photo: Patricia Ann Serrano. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office

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