Apr 17, 2011 9:31 AM by AP posted By James H Egbert

Colo. woman charged with sex assault on boy

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old Colorado boy took his own life after a 30-year-old woman allegedly had a sexual relationship with him.

The Canon City Daily Record reports Brenda Lynette Harding of Canon City was arrested Friday on charges of sexual assault on a child.

An arrest warrant affidavit says Harding was the teen's caregiver last summer and was a friend of the teen's stepmother.

The teen lived Buena Vista and was reported missing April 2 while visiting family in Canon City. His body was found in Canon City on April 4.

The Fremont County coroner ruled he died from an overdose of a painkiller and a muscle relaxant.

Harding was jailed under $15,000 bail. It's unclear if she has a lawyer. No phone number for her could be found.
Information from: Canon City Daily Record,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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