A young Waynesboro woman was behind bars in Jackson after being accused of having sex with a younger boy there.

Shelby Lynn Simmons, 23, was charged with statutory rape and arrested by Jackson police on Wednesday evening. The charge stems from “sexual involvement with a 15-year-old boy that happened last month,” was all JPD officials would say, according to The Clarion-Ledger.

The age of consent to have sex is 16, according to state statute.

Simmons showed a Waynesboro address on the Hinds County Detention Center’s inmate roster. She grew up there and was known for participating in pageants.

Her Facebook page shows that she went to Wayne County High School and studied paralegal/pre-law and barbering at Hinds Community College and that she was living in Jackson. The intro that lists her interests includes “makeup, beauty, fitness, shopping, frappes and Jesus.”

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