A 38-year-old Torrance woman has been accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy on five occasions last fall, authorities said Thursday.
Brenda Ann Mitchell was arraigned last Friday in the Torrance courthouse on five felony charges - one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more than three years younger than her and four counts of oral copulation with a person under the age of 18.
Mitchell was ordered to return to court Feb. 8, when a date will be set for her preliminary hearing. She remains in county jail in Lynwood on $200,000 bail.
Torrance police spokesman Dave Crespin said Mitchell was taken into custody Jan. 23 when she came to the Torrance police station at the request of investigators.
"During the first week of December we received an anonymous call regarding an adult having sex with a minor," he said. "After gathering some information, detectives contacted the possible victim, who was a male juvenile. Through our investigation we determined a crime did occur."
Prosecutors allege Mitchell initially had intercourse Sept. 21 with the unidentified Torrance teenager and then engaged in oral sex with the boy later that month, in October, again in November and finally during the first
12 days of December. "At this point in the investigation we strongly feel this is the only victim," Crespin said.
Authorities did not disclose how Mitchell, a petite blue-eyed blonde, and the boy knew each other. We're not going to get into the actual particulars of the case," Crespin said. "We're just going to wait while it goes through the judicial process before we talk about it publicly."
Mitchell's attorney did not return calls seeking comment.
Torrance police declined to release a booking photo of Mitchell.
what? shes not a teacher? has the world gone topsy turvy?