A Salt Lake woman charged with felonies related to sex with an underage victim made her initial appearance in 3rd District Court on Monday.
Mary Madero, 26, is charged with five counts of third-degree felony unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
Tooele City police received a report that a 15-year-old female victim was having sexual intercourse with Madero on May 16, according to a probable cause statement.
In interviews at the Tooele County Children’s Justice Center, the victim’s siblings described observing what they believed to be sex between Madero and the victim, the statement said. An approved search warrant of Madero’s cell phone turned up images of Madero and the victim kissing.
Jail phone calls between Madero and relatives of the victim were recorded, according to the probable cause statement, and the relatives asked if Madero had sex with the victim. In those calls, Madero inferred she had a relationship with the victim and knew what she was doing, and the consequences.
On May 24, Madero was interviewed at the Salt Lake County Jail and admitted to a consensual sexual relationship with the 15-year-old victim for approximately two months, the probable cause statement said. She said all of the sexual contact occurred at the victim’s home in Tooele.
During Madero’s initial court appearance on Monday, she was appointed a public defender and bail was set at $25,000. She is scheduled to return to 3rd District Court on June 26 at 9 a.m. before Judge Matthew Bates.