MADERA, Calif. – A 37-year-old Madera County woman is facing criminal charges after she allegedly planted a passionate kiss on a 6-year-old boy and then spat on the deputy sheriff who arrested her.
Oakhurst resident Krista Arceneaux remained jailed Sunday on $100,000 bail following the incidents Wednesday outside a Bass Lake bar.
Madera sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart says the boy was crossing a parking lot with his family when Arceneaux allegedly ran up to him, told him he was sexy and kissed him. She then ran into the bar and authorities were summoned, according to Stuart.
Arceneaux denied kissing the boy and was taken into custody. Inside the patrol car, she tried to kick out the windows and repeatedly spat on the deputy driving, Stuart said.
Arceneaux was charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, interfering with an officer, possession of marijuana and annoying or molesting a child under 18.
The sheriff's department said it did not know if Arceneaux has retained a lawyer.