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Tucson woman indicted for tying down teen boy

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Authorities say a woman is facing multiple felonies for alleged child abuse in Three Points. Pima County Sheriff’s investigators have been working this case for weeks, and recently made the arrest.

Sherla Jensen was arrested, and accused of improperly restraining a teenage boy. Court documents claim the abuse began around May 15, and continued through June 7.

A Pima County grand jury is accusing Jensen of tying a 14-year-old boy to his bed twice. According to investigators, Jensen has permanent guardianship of the boy. She is now charged with two counts of child abuse and two counts of kidnapping.

Records show Jensen admitted to a Department of Child Safety worker, that she tied the teenager down for acting out sexually toward a younger child in the home. Additionally, Sheriff’s investigators say Jensen admitted to tying the boy to a mesquite tree which has thorns, to calm him down.

A nurse at the Crisis Response Center where the boy was treated reported bruises, cuts, scratches, and blisters on his body.

According to court documents reviewed by Kristi's Kids, a Pima County Sheriff’s deputy reported that the 14-year-old’s door had a deadbolt lock on the outside, so anyone locked inside the room could not get out.

The child also told investigators, the home near West Ajo Highway and North Sandario Road has cameras, and he’s always being watched.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department’s served a search warrant at the home, and seized two cell-phones, cameras, an iPad and some straps.

Jensen will appear in court next month, and Kristi's Kids will be there.

DCS said it can't comment on the case for confidentiality reasons.

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