A woman confronted a neighbor accused of sexually assaulting her 7-year-old son and threatened to call police, but then accepted $600 in hush money and let the man molest the boy again, authorities said.
The 30-year-old woman was charged Tuesday with capital sexual battery and child abuse. The neighbor, Nicholas Quiles, 48, has been charged with capital sexual battery. Both are being held without bail.
The alleged sexual assaults happened the first two weeks of February, Lt. Jeffrey Harrington said.
The boy told his 11-year-old sister that Quiles did “bad things to him,” the girl told detectives. An anonymous tip led investigators to the neighbor and mother.
The boy, his sister and their toddler brother were removed from their home, Harrington said. There is no evidence so far that the other children were sexually abused, he said.
“There are definitely oddities to this case,” Harrington said. “I hope we never have to investigate anything like this again.”