PAYETTE — A Payette woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday.

Kimberly Ahrendes, 37, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 16. The felonies were punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

For the 10-year-sentence Ahrendes received Thursday, only 3 of those years are determinate, according to records on the Idaho Repository’s website. The additional 7 years is indeterminate, which typically means those years would be carried out based on the prisoner’s behavior.

Ahrendes was also ordered to pay restitution, in the amount of $5,000, to the victim, according to court records.

She originally was indicted on five felony counts of lewd conduct with a child under 16, according to court documents. The other three counts were dismissed by motion of the prosecutor, according to court records.

Ahrendes was arrested Feb. 12 and booked into Payette County Jail with a bond of $150,000.

Ahrendes pleaded guilty to the charges July 14.

Ahrendes began having a sexual relationship with the victim, a friend of her son’s, in December when he would stay at their house for sleepovers through weekends, according to court documents.

The two used the Snapchat smartphone app to communicate and exchange sexual photos, according to court documents. This communication reportedly stopped when the victim’s mother began talking with police about her suspicions regarding her son and Ahrendes.

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