Prairie Grove Woman Accused Of Having Sexual Relationship With 16-Year-Old

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PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) — A Prairie Grove woman accused of first-degree sexual assault with a minor was booked Monday (Jan. 16) into the Washington County Detention Center.

Jessie Hamilton, 26, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old coworker, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Hamilton worked at the Prairie Grove Subway when she met the victim. The relationship started with Snapchat messages that included an exchange of nude photos between Hamilton and the victim, the affidavit states.

The two had sex several times in Hamilton’s van, the victim’s vehicle and once inside the restaurant, according to the affidavit. When the victim called off the relationship, Hamilton retaliated against the 16-year-old.

After police interviewed Hamilton she admitted to having a sexual relationship with the victim, the affidavit states.

The age of consent in Arkansas is 16, but Hamilton is facing the sexual-assault charge because she was in a position of authority over the minor, according to the affidavit.

Hamilton was released on $7,500 bond with an initial court date on Feb. 6.