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April 2, 2014

Woman charged in hotel tryst with student

Mom faces at least 10 years if convicted


“She said they became close, and she developed feelings that she was not proud of,” police said in a report of their interview with Salines. “She said she tried to renege but that one thing led to another.”

“Things spiraled out of control,” and “I lost myself,” she told police.

Salines told investigators they first had sexual relations in her car in Saugus on St. Patrick’s Day. Two days later, they looked for a hotel, she said, explaining that her daughter was home.

After first trying a Peabody hotel that turned out to have no rooms available, Salines drove to the DoubleTree Hotel on the Danvers-Middleton line. She got a room on the afternoon of March 19.

When an investigator asked her what happened in the room, she said, “Obviously, things that shouldn’t have happened.”

She went on to say the boy “acted like a grown man. ... When I looked at him, he looked like a 20-year-old kid. I didn’t look at him like a normal 15-year-old boy. ... He was very mature for his age.”

Police believe that after the encounter, Salines sent the boy nude photos of herself; the boy also sent her photos.

At several points in the interview, Salines asked police if she was going to jail.

MacDougall said in court yesterday that Salines, who was charged with aggravated child rape because of the difference in age of more than 10 years, faces a minimum mandatory 10-year prison term if convicted.

Defense attorney Joseph Sasso called MacDougall’s request for $25,000 bail “a little bit over the edge” for the married mother of two children, ages 13 and 4.

“It’s one of those incidents that is an unfortunate incident,” Sasso told the judge. “She came here (to court) freely and voluntarily.”

Lauranzano ordered Salines to have no contact with the boy or his family as a condition of her bail.

MacDougall said she expects to present the case to a grand jury for indictment. A pretrial conference was scheduled for May 1.

Outside court, Sasso and Salines refused to answer questions.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.







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