Who says the only pervs on Xbox Live are middle-aged men? Rachel Ann Hicks, a 36-year-old mom from Orange County, is looking to further break the stereotype with her arrest over the weekend for sexual molestation and child-rape charges, stemming from an online encounter with a young boy that allegedly led to lewd texts, phone calls, and eventually sex.
Apparently Hicks told the boy that she was 23--an age that's a) still illegal, and b) totally unbelievable by the look of her picture.
Per the OCSD:
On January 4, 2011, Sheriff's Investigator Walsvick was contacted by Maryland State Trooper Workman. Trooper Workman reported that the initial contact between Hicks and her victim took place on in September via an X-Box live chat room. The online relationship progressed to phone calls, texting, emails and sending sexually explicit images and movies between one another. Hicks told the boy she was 23-years old and flew to Maryland and met him at his home where they engaged in sexual intercourse over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Deputies say she may have done something similar with a boy closer to her home in California, but they're not yet releasing details.
At any rate, Hicks isn't the first person who's used Microsoft's flagship gaming device as a means to fulfill their pedophilic fantasies. There's also Jonathan Prime, the New Jersey dude who tried (and in some cases, succeeded) in making young boys show him photos of their penises before they could play "Call of Duty" with him.
And of course who can forget Christine Hubbs, the 42-year-old Pleasanton, Calif., mom who skipped the chat rooms and simply used the Xbox systems and games themselves as bribes to keep a 14-year-old boy at her sexual command?