Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Pasco woman gives birth to child fathered by 11 year old, deputies say

A Port Richey woman was arrested Tuesday, nearly three years after deputies say she gave birth to a child fathered by an 11-year-old boy.

Marissa Ashley Mowry, 25, of 9130 Park Richey Blvd. faces a charge of sexual battery on a child younger than 12 by someone older than 18. The arrest took place outside Busch Gardens theme park, where Mowry works as a food attendant, according to jail records.

Mowry was 22 years old in January 2014, when she began having sex with the 11-year-old at a residence in Hillsborough County, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Mowry became pregnant with the boy's baby and gave birth in October 2014, the Sheriff's Office said.

She and the boy continued to engage in sexual intercourse multiple times when he was between the ages of 11 and 14 years old, the Sheriff's Office said.

Her child, now 3, was placed in the care of a responsible adult, the Sheriff's Office said.

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