Last year, 39 year-old Heather Salines was arrested for having sex with her daughter’s 15 year-old of-and-on boyfriend. Now, she is facing charges for sexually assaulting her victim’s twin brother when he was just 14.
Salines was first arrested in March of 2014, after officials at Massachusetts’ Belmonte Middle School in Saugus found out that the first boy in question was showing nude photos of Salines to his classmates. When she was brought in for questioning, Salines admitted the affair, telling cops it “spiraled out of control” and she “lost herself.”
She was recently preparing to plead guilty to all charges, and had just taken a deal from prosecutors when the victim’s twin brother came forward ten days ago to accuse Salines of his own rape.
Salines was indicted on Monday for the additional charges of aggravated rape of a child, indecent assault and battery and child enticement.
“My client was ready to take responsibility for the first set of indictments. We completely, uncategorically deny that anything happened with the second child,” Salines’ attorney, William Korman, told the press.
“We question the timing of this disclosure, which was approximately May 28 or so, a mere two weeks before my client was prepared to take a rather substantial guilty plea,” he added. “As far as we are aware there is absolutely no forensic evidence linking my client to anything involving the recently disclosed victim in any way, shape or form.”
The second boy has claimed that Salines raped him at her home in February of 2014, a month before the other incident. She allegedly sent him nude photos of herself as well.
Last year, prosecutors said that the first victim was “vulnerable” because his mother had just died, and that he saw Salines as a “mother figure.”
For the original case, Salines was charged with six counts of aggravated rape and abuse of a child, a charge of child enticement and a charge of disseminating obscene material to a minor. Now, of course, she is facing even more charges.
Each aggravated rape charge carries a mandatory ten year prison sentence. Her trial is set to begin on August 17, and Salines was allowed to remain free until then on the $7,500 bail she paid last year.