BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A Bluefield woman is accused of attempting to seduce a 14 year-old boy via messages and photos.


Hope Estep, 33 of Bluefield.

The Bluefield Police Department said Hope Estep, 33, thought she was talking to a 21 year-old when she started sending the explicit messages in May 2017.

The contact continued until February 2018.

During questioning, Estep said the relationship was solely through the messages and denied interacting with the child physically.

Estep has been charged with displaying obscene matter to a minor with the intent to seduce. She was taken to the Southern Regional Jail in Raleigh County on $25,000 bond.

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