A 23-year-old Macon woman who was tutoring a 15-year-old boy is now in jail, charged with statutory rape and aggravated child molestation.
Amanda Michelle Newborn was arrested late Thursday morning after the victim’s mother secured a temporary protective order in Bibb Superior Court.
Shortly after Newborn moved into a south Bibb County trailer park late last year, the teen’s mother invited Newborn to tutor her son, according to court documents.
Newborn is accused of initiating a sexual relationship with him and later stalking him after he tried to break it off and his mother ordered her to stay away from him.
In January, Newborn reportedly threatened to kill any girl the boy was around or talking to, according to the documents. In February, she showed up intoxicated at the boy’s home and again was ordered to leave.
The following month, Newborn allegedly told the mother she would crawl through their windows and sleep with the teen.
Newborn claimed to be “in love” with the boy and said she’d “be with him one way or another,” the documents said.
The mother said she alerted law enforcement five times, but they only talked to Newborn initially, and no arrest was made.
She called again after a confrontation earlier this month after the teen refused to spend the night with Newborn, who alledgedly slapped him. He was so upset he punched through a window and needed 120 stitches.
As the teen tried to end the relationship earlier this year, Newborn became violent and threatened to kill herself, according to the documents.
The youth was under so much duress, he had to be hospitalized, his mother told the court.
Newborn’s family also allegedly threatened the mother and son, she said.
Bibb County sheriff’s investigators secured arrest warrants after concluding that Newborn had sex with the teen and performed sex acts on him several times between January and August.
As of Friday morning, she was being held without bond.
Telegraph writer Amy Leigh Womack contributed to this report. To contact writer Liz Fabian, call 744-4303 and follow her on Twitter @liz_lines.