A Port Richey woman arrested Tuesday had sex with an 11-year-old boy in 2014, resulting in the birth of a child, Hillsborough County detectives said.

  • Marissa Mowry, 25, charged with sexual battery on child
  • Investigators: Mowry got pregnant after sex with boy
  • Deputies: Woman, boy continued having sex for years
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Marissa Ashley Mowry, now 25, had sex with the boy while the two were at a residence in Hillsborough County in January 2014, detectives said. She was 22 at the time.

Mowry gave birth to a child in October of that year.

Investigators said Mowry continued having sex with the boy, when he was between the ages of 11 and 14 years old.

She faces charges of sexual battery on a child and was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail. Tuesday was Mowry's first day working as a cashier at Busch Gardens, which has fired her, the park said.

Deputies said her 3-year-old child would be placed with another adult.