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35-year-old woman lures 2 teens with doctored Facebook profile

Jennifer Dempsey used Facebook to make herself appear nearly 20 years younger.


Chase Hoffberger


Posted on Feb 14, 2013   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 12:52 am CDT

A woman in Arizona was arrested this week after she used Facebook to make herself appear nearly 20 years younger so that she could have sex with two teenagers.

Jennifer Dempsey, 35, used her false identity—a doctored photo little more doctored photo with heavy makeup and a silly, teenaged smile—to corral the two boys, ages 14 and 16, over to her house, which she’d explain was her aunt’s.

Police say that Dempsey also told the two boys—who didn’t know each other—that she had recently gotten pregnant, even going so far as to meet with one of the boys’ parents about it.

It was that meeting that got Dempsey into trouble. After taking note that the 35-year-old woman didn’t exactly look like a teenager, the parents alerted police to the situation and then checked their son’s cell phone. There, they found nude photos Dempsey had sent and a number of other incriminating text messages that eventually led to her arrest.

Officials working on the case believe that Dempsey had been using Facebook to trick boys into thinking they were sleeping with a 16-year-old for some time now.

Dempsey’s online saga is strange enough to raise eyebrows, but it may not be as strange as the story she’s told just about everybody she’s known for the past five years.

That particular tale involves a longstanding fight with cancer chemotherapy port attached to her chest, both of which were fake as foil, detectives learned during the aforementioned arrest.

Additionally, Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump told Phoenix’s KPHO that Crump would shave her head and purchase wigs and carry out this cancerous hoax in an effort to stay out of trouble.

“She said this is the reason why she didn’t engage in the sexual conduct,” Crump said. “Because she was constantly ill from chemotherapy, all of which we learned in the following days, was not true.”

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*First Published: Feb 14, 2013, 1:57 pm CST