A 36-year-old woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges she had an illegal sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy from Lacey.
Aglaia Cloud pleaded not guilty to four counts of third-degree child rape and one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes before Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Wickham Tuesday.
Wickham allowed Cloud to be released on her personal recognizance, meaning she will not have to post bail. Cloud's attorney said she will reside out of state as she awaits the disposition of her criminal charges.
Cloud, who wore a hooded sweatshirt and dark sunglasses in court Tuesday, declined to comment on her case outside court.
According to court records, Cloud befriended the 15-year-old last year, and was "attempting to assist (him) with his dancing career by introducing him to a talent agent."
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The 15-year-old's mother became suspicious of her son's relationship with Cloud earlier this year, and in mid-May, found Facebook messages on her son's account that alarmed her. She then confronted her son, and he "admitted to his mother to having a sexual relationship with the defendant and that it had been going on since September, 2012."
He also told his mother "that he did not want to have a relationship with the defendant, but stated he felt it was the only way he could stay connected to the talent agent."
The boy has stated that Cloud knew he was 15 when they started having sex.
A Lacey police detective has obtained a video recording of Cloud and the boy having sex at the Holiday Inn Express in Lacey. The detective also has a recording of a phone conversation between Cloud and the boy where he asked her "did we, or did we not have sex before I turned 16," and she responded "yes."
Until recently, Cloud had a listing on the Internet Movie Database that detailed her professional credentials as a musician and performer. After a reporter from The Olympian called the listed "talent agent" on the website, the information was removed.
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