Miami Woman Accused of Lewd Behavior With 15-Year-Old Boy

A 48-year-old Miami woman was arrested after police say she engaged in lewd behavior with a 15-year-old boy.

Maria Isabel Garay-Canales was arrested Sunday on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child and lewd and lascivious exhibition on a child, according to an arrest report.

The report said Garay-Canales followed the teen into the bathroom at a home on Northwest 14th Terrace and removed all her clothing then asked the teen "if he could do things to her."

The teen told her he didn't want to have sex and Garay-Canales told him not to tell anyone about what happened in the bathroom, the report said.

Garay-Canales later told officers that she was drinking alcohol around the time of the incident but denied the allegations, the report said.

In court Monday, a prosecutor said Garay-Canales had a bench warrant for driving with a license expired from 2014 but no other criminal history. Her public defender said she has two children and has lived in the country for 20 years.

The judge ordered a $15,000 bond for Garay-Canales, along with house arrest and a stay away order for the teen.

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