Excelsior Springs woman charged with statutory rape

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EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — A 37-year-old woman is facing charges of sex crimes stemming from a relationship she had with a 16-year-old male.

Jacqueline N. Dodge has been charged with 2nd degree statutory rape and 2nd degree statutory sodomy after the teenage victim’s mother discovered their alleged sexual relationship and alerted police.

Dodge has pleaded not guilty. She is scheduled to appear next in court on Feb. 23. Bond is set at $25,000.