Kayla Renee Walters-Merrian (Image: Lexington County Sheriff's Dept.)
Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies have arrested a woman they say coerced three boys to perform sex acts on her.
Kayla Renee Walters-Merrian, 18, is charged with three counts of third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
Arrest warrants state that on August 13 and 14, Walters-Merrian asked the three boys--an 11-year-old and two 12-year-olds--to come to the woods with her.
According to officers, she then took them to a couch that was in the woods, and pulled up her shirt. Deputies say she then exposed her private parts and convinced the boys to perform sex acts on her.
The mother of one of the three boys reported the incidents to the sheriff's department several hours later.
The sheriff's department says Walters-Merrian is still in the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $15,000. Family member of the young boys told News19 it is not enough.
"I think it's wrong. I think that if it were a man, that they would have put him in jail and threw the key," said Hope Henderson, a relative of the victim. "She's 18, she's considered as an adult, and she knew better than what she was doing."
Family members say they boys were scared to say what happened.
Third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor is a felony that carries a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison.