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Police: Woman admits raping boy

Matt Westerhold • Mar 15, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Melissa Webb, 43, was charged with sexual battery, felony theft, complicity to burglary and complicity to theft. 

The allegations surfaced March 7 during a felony theft investigation. 

A 71-year-old woman told police someone stole $222 from her East Shoreway Drive home. She suspected Webb. 

But the theft wasn’t the only thing the woman wanted to talk about. 

She also told police Webb forced sex on a 14-year-old boy a little over a year before. 

Webb popped up on police radar in September after blood DNA tied her and Edward Weaver, 44, to an April 30 burglary and coin theft on Winnebago Avenue. 

Weaver and Webb were both jailed, but Webb posted bond soon after and moved in with the woman. 

After the new allegations surfaced a judge revoked her bond. Police hunted her down and took her back to jail.

During a jail interview Wednesday, Webb admitted taking the woman’s money. 

Detectives then brought up the sexual battery, and Webb admitted to having sex with the boy, according to Sandusky police Detective Gary Wichman.

“She rattled off a whole medicine cabinet of stuff she was taking that night,” Wichman said. “I think it was her way of explaining it.” 

Webb was being held at the Erie County jail on $15,179 bond late Thursday.


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