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May 8, 2013 10:05 AM

Laurel County Woman Arrested For Rape Of Her 13-Year-Old Relative

A Laurel County woman has been arrested after police say her boyfriend got her 13-year-old relative pregnant, and allegedly planned to say the child was hers after birth.

Joyce Blanton, 35, is charged with First-degree Rape. Police say her 45-year-old boyfriend had sex with a 13-year-old mildly-mentally challenged girl. Police say Blanton learned of the pregnancy several months ago, but still lived in same home with child and boyfriend.

Investigators say Blanton didn't seek any prenatal care for the child, and told investigators she was going to pretend to be the birth mother once the baby was born.

The investigation began May 3 from an anonymous call to the Department of Social Services regarding the possible pregnancy of a now 14-year-old girl.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Deptartment is investigating, and at least one other arrest is expected.

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