A 25-year-old widow has been accused of having sex with a teenager.
Kacie Nicole Smith has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and five counts of indecency with a child.
Bay City police said Smith's neighbors became suspicious of her relationship with a 16-year-old boy and told his mother. The boy's mother then went to the Matagorda County District Attorney's Office.
"I'm pretending like it was my son," neighbor Sandy Salazar said. "I can't imagine what his parents are going through. I can't say much about her."
Police said Smith confessed to having sex with the teen and sending inappropriate text messages to him.
"He didn't think anything was wrong," Lt. Robert Lister said of the teen. "He made a comment he'll be 17 in a few months and didn't think it was an issue."
Smith lives a few houses down from the teen and was a friend of his family, police said.
Investigators said Smith's husband died in a hotel room out of town in December.
"We feel like she was lonely and needed attention," Lister said.