Or as The Huffington Post put it: Naomi Dixon, 31, Posed As Teen To Have Sex With 14-Year-Old, Kept Victim Locked In House.
Locking the victim in a house does not describe “having sex.” It describes rape. Let us look at the source article’s account of what happened:
A 14-year-old boy told authorities the Deltona woman he was having sex with once choked him and locked the door to keep him from leaving her home, officials say.
The woman, 31-year-old Naomi Dixon, was arrested Thursday and is charged with two counts of lewd/lascivious battery involving a sex act on a person between 12 and 16 years of age, records show.
The boy told investigators earlier this month that he met Dixon at the beginning of September at a party and stayed with her that night, according to a Volusia County sheriff’s report. He said Dixon told him she was 17 years old, and he told her he was 14.
The boy said he and Dixon had sex about eight times, and he had mostly stayed at her home since meeting her, according to the report. He told investigators he tried to leave Dixon’s home several times, but she would get upset, and one time she even choked him.
The 14-year-old said Dixon once took out a pocket knife and made cuts on her arms, including his first initial, according to the report. The boy told his parents about the relationship Sept. 25 because he was tired of Dixon trying to keep him at her home.
Yes, that is definitely rape. Yet the prosecutor chose to charge Dixon with lewd and lascivious battery, a second-degree felony. Why was she not charged with sexual battery, assault, attempted murder, and kidnapping? Why the light charges?
Perhaps that is because this happened in Florida, and the state has a horrible track record when it comes to charging women with crimes, especially sex crimes against minors.
Of course, Dixon claims that the boy lied about his age. She claims he said he was 18-years-old. That would at least get Dixon out of the lewd and lascivious charges, but it would not explain away her choking the boy or refusing to let him leave.
Dixon is currently held on a $50,000 bond, so it would appear the authorities are not taking the case seriously at all. Nicely done, Florida.