Okla. woman accused of enticing Racine teen over XBox Live

RACINE CO. (WITI) -- 39-year-old Michelle Koonce of Grove, Oklahoma is charged with felony child enticement and possession of a controlled substance in Racine County. She's accused of attempting to entice a Racine teenager over XBox Live.

The charges stem from an incident that happened on Sunday, April 6th. According to the criminal complaint, a Mount Pleasant police officer was investigating a suspected sexual assault of a child occurring at a hotel.

The complaint indicates "Koonce had traveled from Oklahoma to Racine County to have sexual contact" with a 16-year-old boy. She apparently met the boy through "XBox Live one year earlier and had been communicating with (the boy) via Skype." Koonce told the officer she admitted to having contact with (the boy), but "stated that she only spoke to him in the parking lot" of the hotel. The officer later "observed a photo of Koonce with a young man on Koonce's cell phone wall paper. Koonce admitted the young man was (the boy) and that the photo was taken on the bed in the hotel room."

The complaint says the teen stated "that he went to the hotel to meet Koonce and that Koonce wanted to have sexual contact with him." He also stated that "when he arrived at the (hotel), Koonce first wanted to cuddle, but (the boy) grew uncomfortable with the situation and left."

According to the complaint, a search of Koonce's hotel room turned up "multiple love letters. Koonce first stated the letters were 'thoughts' to no one in general, then stated they were to (the boy) but that she never sent the letter, and finally stated the letters weren't actual letters but really a diary of sorts."

If convicted, Koonce faces up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.

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