- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A 38-year-old mother of two from Saugus has pleaded not guilty to rape charges stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy.

Heather Salines was allowed to remain free on $7,500 bail after pleading not guilty Thursday in Salem Superior Court to charges including six counts of child rape.

Prosecutors say the case came to light after administrators at a Saugus middle school learned the boy had been showing another student nude photos Salines had sent to his cellphone. Authorities say Salines met the boy through her 13-year-old daughter. Prosecutors called the boy “vulnerable” because his own mother had died.

The Daily Item of Lynn (https://bit.ly/Sfs8z9) reports that Salines’ lawyer said when all the facts come to light, his client “will no longer be seen as the villain.”

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Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item, https://itemlive.com

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