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Private investigator: Woman smoked pot, engaged in sex acts with juvenile

Barbara McCreary, 45, charged with lewd or lascivious battery

Barbara Jean McCreary, 35
Barbara Jean McCreary, 35 (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)


MELBOURNE, Fla. – A 45-year-old woman has been charged with lewd or lascivious battery and child abuse after police say she engaged in sex acts with a 15-year-old boy.

Police were called to the Rustic Camping area Friday around 10:12 p.m. after getting a tip that there was a possible lewd act going on at a campsite.

Police said upon arriving, an officer saw the woman, Barbara J. McCreary, 45, and the teen engaging in sex acts.

Also at the scene was a private investigator, who said he was assigned to conduct surveillance on McCreary. He reported to police that McCreary and the teen were smoking marijuana and that he observed the two performing several sex acts.

Police said upon investigating, McCreary revealed that she knew the teen was younger than her son, who is goes to school with the victim, and that she brought marijuana for the two to smoke at the campsite.

McCreary is charged with lewd or lascivious battery, child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.