LEBANON, Ohio, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman who posed as a teenage boy and convinced a 16-year-old girl to run away with her was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail.
Because Patricia Dye, 31, of Franklin, has already spent more than three months behind bars since her arrest in late June, she will be released Dec. 27, The Dayton Daily News reported.
Dye pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a child, sexual imposition and attempted sexual imposition, admitting she claimed to be a boy, Matt Abrams, in online encounters with the girl and in meetings at churches and libraries. Prosecutors say she did the same thing with other girls although no other charges have been filed.
The girl, a Springboro resident, was staying with a family friend in June because her mother was in the hospital. She ran away with Dye on her 16th birthday.
Police found her June 24 in Franklin and said she was hungry and had sores on her feet.
She and her mother attended the sentencing.
"I'm even scared to walk my dog," the girl said in a statement. "I used to trust people. Now I don't."