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Woman charged after having alleged sexual relationship with teenage girl

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IDAHO FALLS —- An Idaho Falls woman has been arrested after allegedly having sexual relations and exchanging explicit photos with a 14-year-old girl.

28-year-old Tammy Christensen of Idaho Falls was charged on July 22 for lewd conduct and and enticing a minor under 16-years-old through the internet, video image or communication device.

Court documents show Christensen was contacted by law enforcement at the end of June and admitted to having explicit and adult conversations with the victim. Documents show she initially denied having any physical contact with the victim besides hugging.

On June 22, the victim’s father contacted the Bonneville County Sherriff’s Office to report that his teenage daughter had been having sexual conversations via text message with an unknown adult female.

Court documents show the father had become suspicious of the relationship after several events took place at home.

He said after confiscating his daughter’s mobile phone, he found that she was using another phone which she said she received from a friend. He said his daughter admitted to having a relationship with another female but didn’t disclose who it was.

Christensen, who met the victim through a mutual friend, continued communication with the victim after being contacted by law enforcement in June, according to documents. She later admitted to exchanging sexual photos with the victim through Snap Chat and having a sexual relationship.

A preliminary hearing was set for Christensen on Aug. 5, but was rescheduled for Aug. 26.

Christensen is in the Bonneville County Jail with bond set at $100,000.

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