Bartlesville Woman Charged With Lewd Acts With Minor In Tanning Booth

Betsy Ann Brashear stated to police she knew the boy was only 15, "there was nothing wrong or illegal about giving someone a kiss."

Monday, June 25th 2012, 5:32 pm

By: News On 6

A Bartlesville woman was charged with a felony on Monday after luring a teenage boy into a tanning booth at a Bartlesville gym, stripping off her clothes and kissing him, court documents say.

In Washington County District Court, Betsy Ann Brashear, 24, was charged with lewd acts with a minor under 16. 

The boy, who is 15 years old, accompanied his mother to Colaw Gym on Thursday about midnight. The boy's mother told police Brashear was flirting with her son, so she asked other gym members to help her keep an eye on them.

A man who was working out later told the boy's mother that he saw the teen go into a tanning booth with Brashear, an affidavit says.

According to the affidavit, the mother pounded on the door and her son answered, but Brashear was attempting to hide in the room. The boy's mother then dragged Brashear, who was only wearing a sports bra, out of the room, the document says.

When she noticed Brashear was partially nude, the mother said she let Brashear go because there were several men watching.

To avoid further confrontation with the boy's mother, Brashear stayed inside the tanning booth until police arrived, the affidavit says.

The boy told investigators it began when Brashear asked him to spot her on the weights, then talked him into going into the tanning booth with her. Once inside, Brashear stripped off her clothes from the waist down and began kissing him, he said.

Brashear stated to police she knew the boy was only 15, "there was nothing wrong or illegal about giving someone a kiss" and denied taking off her clothes, the affidavit says.

Brashear was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail, and she was released Friday on $20,000 bond.

Court documents show as a condition of bond, Brashear was ordered to have no contact with any person under 18 who is not a family member.

Brashear is listed on an Oklahoma gymnastics website as a Bartlesville youth coach.

She is due back in court July 13, 2012.


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