Police: Hampton woman claiming to be teenage boy charged with sexual battery

Police: Hampton woman claiming to be teenage boy charged with sexual battery

Stephanie Griffith, a 21-year-old woman, was identifying herself as a 15-year-old boy named Seth Walker.

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 20 at 6:44 PM

YORK CO. -- A 21-year-old Hampton woman, who claimed to be a 15-year-old boy, has been charged with sexual battery in York County, authorities said.

According to Lt. Dennis Ivey Jr. with the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a wooded area in the 900 block of Point Comfort Loop on Monday after receiving a report of a person in distress.

Lt. Ivy says the deputies encountered a 15-year-old girl and the suspect, who was identifying herself as a 15-year-old boy named Seth Walker.

Deputies determined that "Seth Walker" is actually Stephanie Griffith, a 21-year-old woman.

Lt. Ivy says Griffith had consensual sexual contact in the wooded area with the 15-year-old girl on several occasions.

Griffith was charged with seven counts of sexual battery, one count of crimes against nature and one count of piercing a minor.

Investigators are interested to know if Griffith, aka Seth Walker, has victimized any other juveniles.      

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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