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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WTKR) — An 18-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old boy in her Newport News home.

WTKR reports Nukia Shaneece Barnes arrested Saturday and charged with aggravated sexual battery, forcible sodomy and crimes against nature.

The victim’s mother told police that Barnes molested the child, but there was a delay the report because the mother said her son did not immediately tell her about the incident.

Police said the incident happened after Barnes invited the child into her home.

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