Saugus woman pleads guilty to child rape charges

SAUGUS, MASS. (WHDH) - A Saugus woman pleaded guilty Monday to charges she raped two boys and shared nude photographs with them.

Heather Salines, 40, pleaded guilty to two charges of child rape, two counts of child enticement, two counts of dissemination of obscene matter to a minor and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older.

Salines was sentenced to four years in prison and three additional years of probation. During the probation she is ordered to have no contact with the victims, have no unsupervised contact with children under 16, and register as a sex offender.

“These actions are beyond despicable,” said District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett.  “This defendant took advantage of her position as a trusted adult and betrayed that trust in a most vile way.”

Officials say Salines called one of the victims into her bedroom while he was a guest in her home in February of 2014. She kissed and fondled the boy and repeated asked to perform oral sex on him. She later texed him several times, including naked photos of herself. Officials say the victim did not respond to the texts or return to her home.

In March of 2014, Salines exchanged texts with another victim, according to authorities. The texts also included naked photos of herself. She engaged in sexual acts with the victim twice, including once at a hotel on the Danvers/Middleton line.

Police were alerted to the situation after being alerted to photos on the victim’s phone.



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