UPDATE: Woman Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teens Caught

By: Brad Myers, WSAZ News Stafff Email
By: Brad Myers, WSAZ News Stafff Email

UPDATE 9/11/14
HUNTINGTON W.Va. (WSAZ) – The woman accused of sexually abusing two teenagers is finally in jail.

Patrisha Cullum, 30, of Ona, had been on the run since July.

Cullum is charged with 20 counts of third-degree sexual assault.

Investigators say the married mother had sex with the same two teenage boys, ages 14 and 15, on multiple occasions during the past four years.

Federal Marshals say they found Cullum at a home in Danville, Ky. late last month.

She was returned to Huntington and arraigned in Cabell County Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, Cullum admitted to her husband that she had sex with one of the boys on two occasions.

Back in July, detectives told WSAZ.com that Cullum lost custody of her young son once the investigation began.

Cullum is in the Western Regional Jail.



ORIGINAL STORY 7/8/14
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The search is on for a mother accused of sexually abusing two teenagers. Detectives with the Cabell County Sheriff's Department say Patrisha Cullum, 30, is on the run after being charged with 20 counts of third-degree sexual assault.

Investigators say the married mother had sex with the same two teenage boys, ages 14 and 15, on multiple occasions during the past four years.

Police say the majority of meetings happened in Marcum Terrace in Huntington. Investigators tell WSAZ.com that Cullum would befriend the boys' parents before having sex with them.

"It was more persuading them into it," Detective William Templeton said. "They were willing participants, but under state law they're not mature enough to make that decision."

The boys told police that Cullum would be high on drugs during the sexual encounter. Detectives tell WSAZ.com that Cullum's husband has had nothing to do with her after learning of the charges. Cullum has a young son, but has lost custody since this investigation.

Cullum is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds and has curly hair and green eyes. Police believe she is still in West Virginia, but they say she may have left the state.


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