Crime

Wake woman, 23, arrested on indecent liberties charges

Ashley Marie Stewart
Ashley Marie Stewart

A 23-year-old woman was arrested Monday on two charges of taking indecent liberties with a teenage boy in late spring and early summer.

Ashley Marie Stewart of 1143 N. Spring Garden Circle, off Old Stage Road south of Garner, was arrested at the Wake County Sheriff’s Office in downtown Raleigh.

An arrest warrant stated that the incidents happened between April 21 and July 21.

Sheriff Donnie Harrison said Tuesday that the youth cited innthe charges was a 14-year-old boy and was someone who knew Stewart before the alleged incidents.

The indecent liberties charge is a felony. It does not matter whether the person charged or the victim are male or female.

Stewart was held on $40,000 bail and was scheduled for a Tuesday court appearance.

Stewart also is scheduled to be in court Feb. 2 on misdemeanor marijuana charges stemming from an arrest by sheriff’s deputies in May at home near hers in the mobile home park where she lives.

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