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Woman Who Faked Cancer Accused Of Sex Acts With Teens She Met On Facebook

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PHOENIX (AP) — A woman has been arrested by Phoenix police for allegedly engaging in sex acts with teenage boys.

Phoenix police say 35-year-old Jennifer Dempsey is being held on suspicion of several counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

They say Dempsey allegedly portrayed herself online to at least two victims as a 16-year-old girl who was pregnant.

Police say Dempsey is accused of contacting 14-year-old to 16-year-old boys through Facebook and then meeting them for sex acts.

They also say Dempsey convinced her family that she had cancer for the past five years.

She allegedly shaved her head, bought wigs and had a fake chemotherapy port in her chest.

Police say Dempsey used the cancer claim to avoid arrest.

They didn’t immediately know Tuesday afternoon if she has a lawyer yet.

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