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Middletown woman arrested in child sex case

A Middletown woman was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of sexually abusing at least two 13-year-old boys, the Lake County Sheriff's office said in a statement Tuesday.

Tracy Ann Beverlin, 34, was arrested after the parents of one of the boys reported to the Sheriff's Office that Beverlin was serving their son alcohol at her house and having sex with him, sheriff's officials said.

A second boy said he and two other boys had spent the night at Beverlin's home where they were also served alcohol, sheriff's officials said. Evidence corroborating the boys' statements was discovered during at Beverlin's home, the statement said.

Beverlin, who denied the allegations, was arrested and booked into the Lake County Jail. She posted bail and was released, according to jail officials.

She was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor who is more than three years younger, unlawful sex with a minor under 16 years of age while being over 21 years of age, distribution of lewd material to a minor, oral copulation with a minor under 14 years of age and more than 10 years younger, committing lewd acts on a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the statement.

You can reach Staff Writer Elizabeth M. Cosin at 521-5276 or elizabeth.cosin@pressdemocrat.com.


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