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US woman jailed for posing as teen boy so she could date teen girl

By Nairita Das

Sydney, Oct 7 (ANI): A woman in the US has been sentenced to six months in jail after she posed as a teenage boy so she could date a teenage girl.

Patricia Dye, 31, of Franklin, Ohio, pleaded guilty to three misdemeanour charges: sexual imposition, attempted sexual imposition and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Prosecutors said that Dye tricked at least two teenage girls into dating her, but the charges were filed in connection with only one, a 16-year-old.

She was arrested in June after the girl ran away from home for a few days and stayed with Dye for at least part of that time, authorities said.

Warren County Juvenile Court Judge Mike Powell sentenced Dye to jail and put her on probation for two years, and also ordered her to undergo a mental health evaluation and follow any recommended treatment.

Powell also ordered Dye not to have contact with the victim or the victim's family and classified her as a sexual offender, which requires her to register with authorities every six months for 15 years.

"This woman victimised a young girl and needed to be punished for her actions," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Chief Assistant Prosecutor Bruce McGary as saying in a statement.

"Equally important is that we monitor and make sure that Ms Dye does not have any victims in the future," he stated.

Dye's attorney, Rob Kaufman said his client feels remorse and "has really learned from this experience". (ANI)

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