Wake County woman accused of molesting teens

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A Wake County woman accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy is now facing allegations she molested at least one other child.

Ashley Stewart, 23, appeared in a Raleigh courtroom Tuesday. She's charged with two counts of child molestation.

Ashley Stewart

image courtesy Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification

According to arrest warrants, the two incidents she's charged with happened between April and July. The alleged victim lives in a mobile home community south of Garner where Stewart lives.

A neighbor told ABC11 the investigation began when her son told a therapist that Stewart molested him when he was 15.

In court Tuesday, prosecutors alleged Stewart gave young teens drugs in exchange for sex. The mother said it's unusual for a woman to be accused of such a crime.

"It's very rare and when it happens you don't hear about it. And I need to speak up for my kid and other kids that it's just not men it's women too," said the woman.

The woman said prosecutors and detectives are working to see what happened to her son, who she described as mentally challenged.

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