Arizona Woman Admits to Having Sex With Son's Teen Football Teammates, Police Say

PHOTO: Police believe Cherish Arroyo, 35, may have had a sexual relationship with more than one member of her sons football team.
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The Arizona mother of a high school football player admitted to having sex with two of her son's teammates, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said today.

Cherish Arroyo, 35, was arrested Tuesday on six felony counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Arroyo told officers she had sexual intercourse and oral sex with a 16-year-old teammate and another young football player in the home she shares with her husband and two sons, who are 16 and 8, Arpaio said.

She also told officers she was "lonesome."

The 16-year-old victim allegedly began having a sexual relationship with Arroyo one year ago and is now 17. When his parents recently discovered their son's flirting on Facebook with Arroyo, who also serves as the treasurer of the team's booster club and frequently invited the football team over to her house for dinner before games, they asked Arpaio to investigate.

So far, little is known about the messages they reportedly exchanged.

"It was something like, 'I have some medicine for you," Arpaio said, describing a note Arroyo allegedly sent the teenager online.

It's unclear if the other boy she claims to have slept with was younger than 18 at the time.

Arpaio says his department is asking other possible victims to come forward. "The suspect indicated there could be a few more," Arpaio said.

The teens attend Copper Canyon High School in Glendale, Ariz. The Glendale Union High School District was not immediately available for comment.

"The football players are just out here to have fun and try to earn a scholarship. Their mom should be supporting them, not doing something else," Copper Canyon high school student Eric Aguilar told KNXV.

Arroyo was released Wednesday on a $9,000 bond after spending Tuesday night in jail. The Maricopa County Superior Court is appointing Arroyo with a public defender and her case is under review by the Maricopa County Attorney.

In the meantime, Arroyo is wearing an electronic monitoring device and awaiting a preliminary court hearing.

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