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Deputies arrest Gridley woman for having sex with minor victim

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Gridley woman who admitted to having sex with a victim under the age of 15.

Posted: Dec 18, 2019 11:21 AM

GRIDLEY, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Gridley woman who they say admitted to having sex with a victim under the age of 15.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 23-year-old Kari Croxton of Gridley on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The arrest was a part of an investigation that began in 2018, deputies said. Through investigation, detectives said they learned Croxton was sending inappropriate messages to a minor victim.

During an interview in November 2019, Croxton admitted to having inappropriate sexual contact with the minor victim, deputies said. During an interview after her arrest, Croxton admitted to having sexual intercourse with the minor victim, according to detectives.

Croxton was arrested for one felony count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child 14 or 15 years-old, one felony count of oral copulation on a minor, two felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, and a felony violation of probation.

Croxton was arrested and booked into the Butte County Jail on Dec. 16.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information to contact Detective Brian Parsons or Detective Vaj Thao at 530-538-7671.

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