Woman charged with sex crime involving teenager

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Korina Atkinson | Jefferson County Jail

MENAN — A Jefferson County woman has been charged with child sexual abuse after she allegedly had sex with a teenage relative.

Korina Atkinson, 33, is charged with one count of sexual battery of a minor child 16 or 17 years of age. If convicted, Atkinson could spend life in prison.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office initially got a call from the 17-year-old victim’s mother who says her son was forced to have sex with Atkinson between July and August 2018, according to court documents obtained by EastIdahoNews.com.

Deputies conducted an interview with the victim who said he was forced to have sex with Atkinson on two separate occasions at his home, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

“He stated he told her he did not want to do anything with her but she threatened to tell his parents about him smoking marijuana if he did not,” investigators say in their report.

When police confronted Atkinson about the allegations, court documents state she admitted to one sexual encounter and “felt shame” afterward.

Atkinson was arraigned in Jefferson County Tuesday and has been released from jail. She is scheduled to appear in court again on Feb. 14 before Magistrate Judge Robert L. Crowley.

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