TALLADEGA -- A Talladega woman was jailed Thursday morning on a warrant charging rape in the second degree.
Teresa Rena Hawkins, 37, was being held at the Talladega County Metro Jail on a $10,000 bond set by District Judge Jeb Fannin, according to Talladega police Capt. John McCoy.
McCoy said the alleged victim in the case was a 15-year-old boy and that there had been sex between he and Hawkins on several occasions.
Alabama law defines rape in the second degree as sexual intercourse between a victim between the ages of 12 and 16 and a perpetrator who is both over 18 and at least three years older than the alleged victim. It does not require forcible compulsion.
Rape in the second degree is a class B felony, punishable upon conviction by two to 20 years in prison.