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Ohio Woman Allegedly Poses As 14-Year-Old Boy, Pursues Teenage Girl

Patricia Dye
Patricia Dye (Warren County Sheriff, WKRC)

WARREN COUNTY, OHIO (CBS/WKRC) Police have arrested 31-year-old Patricia Dye of Franklin, Ohio, for impersonating a 14-year-old boy in order to have sex with a teenage girl.

Dye, a petite woman who stands at 4 feet 11 inches, went by the alias "Matt Abrams" when pursuing the young girl. She made her boyish look more believable when she reportedly cut her hair into a short, androgynous style, said CBS affiliate WKRC.

Police started an investigation after the teenage girl fled from a hotel in June when she discovered that Dye was really a woman - and not the teenage boy she appeared to be. "They were boyfriend-girlfriend," reported Sgt. Bob Marchiny to the Dayton Daily News. "(Dye) looks just like a boy."

Dye was arrested June 30 and admitted to posing as a boy.

She appeared in court July 6 facing charges including unlawful sexual conduct with, and contributing to, the delinquency of a minor.  The judge sent Dye's case to a grand jury Tuesday following the pretrial hearing.

Dye has no prior criminal record. She is being held on $100,000 bond in the Butler County Jail.

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